Sunday, October 12, 2008

Poo Yen, Warga Emas Thai Muslim meninggal pada usia 108 tahun

"Grandpa Yen", boatman of Phetchaburi, dies at 108

Phetchaburi - Grandpa Yen, an old man who had been living alone on his small boats for years, died here of natural causes Sunday morning. He was 108 years old.

He was pronounced dead at the Prachao Klao Hospital at 10:40 am.

Neighbours from him unconscious on his boat in the morning and rushed him to the hospital. Doctors tried but failed to resuscitate him.

The old man became famous when a life documentary programme aired his story. He had been living alone on his small boat on a river in the province for years and mostly lived on fishing.

Learning about his story, Her Majesty the Queen granted a boat for the old man to live on.

The Nation

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