British backpacker fighting for life after falling from train in Thailand

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Critically injured: Daniel Clarke fell from a train 300 miles from Bangkok: Shutterstock / Sittirak Jadlit

A young British tourist is fighting for life after falling from a moving train in Thailand.

Daniel Clarke, 20, from Aldershot, in Hampshire, was travelling between Bangkok and Nakhon Si Thammarat, in the south of the country, on Thursday evening, the Daily Mail reported.

He is believed to have fallen from a carriage after making the journey overnight.

A passing train driver spotted the backpacker lying unconscious, several feet from the track, according to the newspaper.

He is said to have had blood pouring from his face when he was discovered around 9.50am local on Saturday in the Chumphon District of the country.

Mr Clarke was found 300 miles from Bangkok and 211 miles from the destination.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman told the Mail: “We are supporting the family of a British national who has been hospitalised in Thailand.”

Theerayuth Channok, from the Thong Khao district police station close to where he was found, added that Mr Clarke was now in intensive care.

He said: “We believe he fell from the doorway in the centre of the train.”

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