80-year-old woman who donated Bangkok Museum to BMA dies of sustained injuries
Assoc Prof Waraporn Suravadee, who donated her land and her Bangkok Museum to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, died of sustained head injuries Wednesday afternoon.
Waraporn fell from the second floor of her mansion while she was trying to reach a cat in the night of January 15 and suffered severe head injuries. She has been admitted to the Prasat Neurological Institute’s intensive care unit until she was pronounced dead at 1 pm Wednesday.
Waraporn got huge media coverage when she launched a fund-raising campaign to acquire a plot of land next to the Bangkok Museum – which was developed based on the mansion she has donated.
The campaign seeks to ensure the seven-decades-old mansion will not falter from the planned high-rise building construction on the next plot.
Waraporn chairs the Insart-Sa-ang Foundation.
Sasiwimol Phetcharat, a staff at the Bangkok Museum, said she visited Waraporn at noon and found that she had no response or reaction. Sasiwimol said after she returned to the museum, she was informed at 1:30 pm that Waraporn had passed away.
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