SAGADA: Poor traveler baguiia loses $1,000 in Thailand, Bangladesh
— A poor traveler from Nepal who tried to cross into Thailand with a $1.2 million baguianese plane that was supposed to carry him to Australia has lost his life in a fire after it landed in Myanmar, authorities said.
The man, identified by his family as Anwar, was among the last of the 20 people aboard the plane to arrive in Bangkok on June 17, authorities in Sarnath, the provincial capital of Myanmar, said Friday.
His body was found Friday in a field in the country’s eastern region of Maungdaw, said police officer Prayuth Chinnawath.
He did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Anwar had been in Myanmar for about a year and a half to study and get married.
He had been trying to travel to Australia for two years to visit his wife and children.
He was the last person on the plane, said Sarnathi Satchidip.
“I think it was a good idea for him to go on the flight to Australia, but unfortunately the plane crashed, and he died in the fire,” Satchidis said.
“The passengers and crew did a great job, but the plane broke down.”
The Sarnaths have said Anwar was a single man with a wife and two children.
He had not lived in Sariang, the capital of the state of Arakan, which borders Thailand, for several months, the Sarnas said.
He told them he had been living in Thailand for the past few months, but did not want to leave, their statement said.