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Cops to track down stolen defibrillators

Twenty-seven automated external defibrillators (AEDs) which authorities have installed in public places across Bangkok to allow first-responders to resuscitate people suffering from sudden heart failure have gone missing, according to police.

Royal Thai Police spokesman Pol Maj Gen Atchayon Kraithong said the missing AEDs were among 262 units donated by the Thai Red Cross Society back in 2021.

Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner, Pol Lt Gen Thiti Saengsawang, has instructed all stations across the capital to ramp up efforts to find the AEDs, especially as some have reportedly ended up for sale online.

According to Drama-addict, a popular Facebook page which broke the story, the missing AEDs are worth around 1.9 million baht.

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