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Link between AstraZeneca shot, Bangkok death investigated


A 46-year-old Bangkok resident reportedly succumbed to complications after getting her Covid-19 jab. Her body has been taken to Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital for an autopsy.

At 20 minutes after midnight on Wednesday, Bang Khen Police Station received a report that Panyapas Ittithanawong had died at her home in Sinsap Nakhon Village in Bang Khen.

When police officers and medics arrived, Panyapas’ niece told them that her aunt had received the AstraZeneca jab on Tuesday at Thai Business Administration Technological College.

Upon returning home, she developed a headache and tiredness, for which she took two paracetamol pills at 6pm. Then at about 10pm she took pills for migraine but went into spasms 15 minutes later.

Though an ambulance was called, medics did not arrive in time.

Her body has been taken in for an autopsy, while her relatives were scheduled to meet police and medics this morning.

Published : June 09, 2021

By : The Nation