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Injured FRANCE 24 reporter recovering steadily

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-05-19

Nelson Rand, FRANCE 24's anglophone correspondent in Bangkok, is recovering well after being shot three times whilst covering clashes between troops and anti-government protesters in the Thai capital.

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FRANCE 24 reporter Nelson Rand, who suffered three gunshot wounds during clashes between anti-government protesters and Thai troops, is recovering well at a Bangkok hospital.

The channel’s executive producer Franck Berruyer said on Wednesday that Rand was out of intensive care and doctors are hopeful of a full recovery.

“Nelson was lucky,” Berruyer said. “When he was shot he was close by a university hospital. His condition is stable and the doctors are optimistic about his recovery.”

Rand was hit on May 14, caught in a crossfire whilst covering clashes between anti-government “Red Shirt” protesters and Thai troops in the centre of the Thai capital.

Rand’s most serious injury was to his femoral artery in his thigh. Doctors operated on him last Friday, before transferring him to another hospital further away from the ongoing clashes in Bangkok.

The Canadian journalist, who reports for FRANCE 24’s English-language channel, was also shot in his abdomen and hand.

He was not wearing a helmet or bullet-proof vest, Franck Berruyer explained, adding that many correspondents don’t like them because they hinder movement and are uncomfortable to wear.

Date created : 2010-05-19

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