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Two early morning deaths of foreigners reported to Phuket police

PHUKET: Phuket police responded to two separate incidents where foreigners had died yesterday morning (Feb 18), a Myanmar migrant worker at a laundry in Rassada and a British man who died at Phuket International Hospital.

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Darawan Naknakhon

Friday 19 February 2016, 02:25PM


Myanmar national Than Tun Chon was found dead at the laundry where he worked. Photo: Darawan Naknakhon
Myanmar national Than Tun Chon was found dead at the laundry where he worked. Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

The first death was reported to Lt Suchart Meelampong of Phuket City Police at around 1am yesterday morning. He was told that a Myanmar migrant worker had been found dead at the Phuket Laundry Co Ltd in Soi Bang Chee Lao in Rassada.

Police arrived at the facility and led to the body of 37-year-old Than Tun Chon who was lying lifeless on the floor with serious head and facial injuries. Slash wounds were found on the left side of his head, left ear, chin and the right index finger.

“We are not sure what happened to him. No one heard or saw anything and his body was discovered by a co worker. We are gathering information and questioning other migrant workers employed here before concluding our investigation,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lt Akkarach Chatiphai of Vichit Police were advised by staff at Phuket International Hospital (PIH) that a 37-year-old man British man had died there.

He arrived at the hospital at 8:30am and carried out an examination of the deceased (name withheld until his family have been notified ).

Lt Akkarach was told by doctors that the man had died from a heart attack.

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He said, “The man arrived at the hospital by ambulance after 4am.

“We were told that he was staying at The Base Uptown Condominium on bypass road and that he had been out with a Chinese friend and came back drunk. The friend and a security guard had to carry him up to his room,” he said.

“At 4am the man complained to the security guard that he was getting chest pains and wanted to go to hospital.

“He was walking around the car park when he collapsed and lost consciousness so the guard called for help.

“A medical unit from PIH arrived, administered CPR and took the victim to hospital where he was pronounce dead. We checked his condo and found no signs of assault or robbery. His embassy have been notified,” Lt Akkarach added.

 

 

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