Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by explorer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:10 am

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Na Hong-gyu(S. Korean embassy in Cambodia) : "We believe at the moment they died from excessive dehydration due to diarrhea as well as vomiting, pneumonia and low blood pressure-triggered cardiac arrest."
Again, I am no Doctor, but I find it hard to believe that two young, healthy students die within a day or two because of dehydration. I was pretty sick last week and lost 5 kilos in two days but once I got fluids in, I was OK within a day,
I have had what started out as vomiting the first day, and after that diarrhea, for 10 days. I lost a lot of weight, maybe 20 kg, and became weak, but I did not die.

I agree. Dying from dehydration so quickly is unlikely.

I have always thought, people die from chronic untreated diarrhea, which lasts a long time.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by explorer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:15 am

I believe they should do a through investigation. There have been too many unexplained deaths lately. Whatever killed them, could kill any one of us. We should know what to avoid.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by hanno » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:43 am

Kammekor wrote:
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hanno wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:43 am
Na Hong-gyu(S. Korean embassy in Cambodia) : "We believe at the moment they died from excessive dehydration due to diarrhea as well as vomiting, pneumonia and low blood pressure-triggered cardiac arrest."
Again, I am no Doctor, but I find it hard to believe that two young, healthy students die within a day or two because of dehydration. I was pretty sick last week and lost 5 kilos in two days but once I got fluids in, I was OK within a day,
Yes, if the reports are true, this is very strange. They got reportedly ill on the 8th, they went to the hospital on the 8th according to the reports, and everyone knows the first ting they do in the hospital is put you on a drip.

Lethal dehydration in a matter of hours just seems so fast.

Having said that, I once nearly passed out after I did a six km run in the woods mid day and I didn't drink enough water at that time / afterwards, nor took the time for my body to cool down afterwards. I experienced heat combined with dehydration can be pretty serious.
Sure, dehydration is no joke but you'd have to lose up to about 10% of your weight for it to become lethal. They were not, as far as I am aware of, doing any strenuous exercise.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by explorer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:06 am

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Sure, dehydration is no joke but you'd have to lose up to about 10% of your weight for it to become lethal. They were not, as far as I am aware of, doing any strenuous exercise.
Diarrhea causes dehydration. It is the dehydration that normally causes death.

I have always thought, diarrhea needs to last for a long time to get to the point where it is life threatening.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by hanno » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 am

explorer wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:06 am
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Sure, dehydration is no joke but you'd have to lose up to about 10% of your weight for it to become lethal. They were not, as far as I am aware of, doing any strenuous exercise.
Diarrhea causes dehydration. It is the dehydration that normally causes death.

I have always thought, diarrhea needs to last for a long time to get to the point where it is life threatening.
A real risk for babies and the elderly. My daughter got sick just before me and was in bad shape after just a day. And I did lose 5% weight in two days, which is a fair bit. But die in a day or two from dehydration? Can't see that happening.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by davegorman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 am

explorer wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:15 am
I believe they should do a through investigation. There have been too many unexplained deaths lately. Whatever killed them, could kill any one of us. We should know what to avoid.
Virak busses, guns, knives, rice wine, meth heads, train tracks (no sleeping on), drunk Moto drivers.

Asia is full of dangers. Thousands of young people die everyday in the west in unexplained circumstances every week but it’s not reported.
Don’t become paranoid.

RIP to these two youngsters.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by explorer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 am

davegorman wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 am
Asia is full of dangers. Thousands of young people die everyday in the west in unexplained circumstances every week but it’s not reported.
Don’t become paranoid.
I agree, but I would still like to see this investigated.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by davegorman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:26 am

explorer wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 am
davegorman wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 am
Asia is full of dangers. Thousands of young people die everyday in the west in unexplained circumstances every week but it’s not reported.
Don’t become paranoid.
I agree, but I would still like to see this investigated.
How, where? Cambodia doesn’t have the facilities (or inclination) to investigate. It doesn’t have a freezer facility either so there’s no way the bodies can be inspected in their home country.

It’ll just be another sad death. In one week it’ll all be forgotten about by the majority until the next “unexplained death”.
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by console » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:47 am

this is fucken terrifying .... seriously wtf did they eat ??? this is senseless ....
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Re: Mystery Deaths: Two Korean Students Die of Unknown Causes During Cambodian Aid Work

Post by Big'n » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:41 pm

console wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:47 am
this is fucken terrifying .... seriously wtf did they eat ??? this is senseless ....
I'm thinking a serial killer using poison targeting random expatriates.

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