Thai woman survives after 22,000 volt power line falls on her outside grocery shop

A woman miraculously survived after a 22,000 Volt power line fell on her outside a grocery shop in Thailand.

Malinee Weerasuchart, 38, was standing on the pavement when the overhead cable fell and touched her legs causing a bright flash of sparks.

CCTV footage from a grocery shop opposite captured the incident in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand.

The wire hit Malinee's shoulder then the exposed end fell on her right leg. She was electrocuted and fell to the ground before a nearby motorcyclist dragged her away from the wire to safety.

Malinee's husband, Suriya, revealed details of the incident this week after his wife has spent the last two months recovering from severe burns on her leg.

Malinee said: "My wife was electrocuted very badly. The motorcyclist told me that there were sparks coming off of her body."

''She is very lucky to be alive because it was a very powerful electric shock.''

Malinee has had two months of rehabilitation and her family say they have spent 974,315 baht (25,096 GBP) on medical bills.

They claimed that the Thai government's Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), which is responsible for the cable, had not paid them any compensation.

Malinee said: "The PEA came to visit me after the accident and promised to pay for the medical bills but two months have passed and I did not receive any repayment."

"My family has used our own money to pay for the medical bills and it has already cost us 974,315 baht (25,096 GBP)."

Speaking today, the PEA regional director Natthawat Akararungruengkul said that the authorities are aware of their mistake and promised to improve the safety of their equipment. He said that compensation was taking longer than expected because of the relatively high medical costs.

He said: "We are guilty of the accident that happened and we accept that it was a mistake by our authority, which we have promised to improve."

"We have been negotiating with the family about the medical costs since the accident happened and the family requested 12 million baht (309,137 GBP)."

"I brought the issue to the board and it is under investigation because we cannot just pay that much money out instantly."

"We did not mean to leave the victim to suffer this but we need to go through the correct procedures.''

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