Om Sin, or "Piggy Bank" the sea turtle has died due to blood poisoning after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins thrown by locals and tourists. The sea turtle has undergone two surgeries since March 6 with veterinarians removing about 11 pounds of coins all in all in Om Sin's stomach.
A town, Sri Racha, near the Gulf of Thailand, has a pond on which people, locals and tourists alike, tossed coins for a turtle that was believed to be holy and brought them luck. However, Om Sin the sea turtle suffered from eating almost 1,000 coins thrown into her pond.
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