PHUKET: Six ma song (spirit mediums) have been admitted to hospital for wounds incurred during this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival, and three people have been admitted for injuries sustained from firecrackers.

Most of the ma song taken to hospital had injuries to their tongue or cheek, explained Kajornsak Kaewjaras, chief of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO).

“We took them all to Vachira Phuket Hospital, mended their wounds and let them stay overnight for observation,” Dr Kajornsak said.