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Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:08:54 PM »

World's tallest man dies in Surin

A man who once stood 269 centimetres tall and was thought to be the world's tallest person has died at his home in Surin province at the age of 26.

Pornchai, who had suffered from many illnesses related to his unusual growth and hypertension had been treated in Prasat Hospital for eight days before being released recently and taken  back home.

full article: Bangkokpost
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: September 29, 2015, 11:01:54 AM »

A 26-year-old man from Surin, who is most likely the tallest man in the world, is now too weak to walk or even stand up, and he’s pleading for help.

Pornchai grew 12 centimeters in the past two years and - having recently been measured at 2.69 meters tall - now exceeds the Guinness World record holder’s height of 2.51 meters as set by Sultan Kösen from Turkey.

However, the poor man is now very much in pain.

Pornchai is currently confined to his steel bed in an unfinished one-storey house in the Northeastern district of Prasat in Surin. He relies on help from his 60-year-old father, 56-year-old mother, and his 15 years old niece, who are reportedly all sick.

Full story with pics: Coconuts Bangkok