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French tourist, 27, found dead in Phuket hotel room

PHUKET: Police are waiting for doctors to confirm the cause of death of a 27-year-old French tourist who was found collapsed in his hotel room in Patong this morning (Oct 8).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 8 October 2016, 06:43PM

The young French tourist checked in to the hotel on Thursday (Oct 6). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The young French tourist checked in to the hotel on Thursday (Oct 6). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Staff at the hotel on Nanai Rd notified police at 9:30am after the man’s body was discovered.

“At this stage we suspect them man died from food poisoning or a severe allergic reaction,” said Lt Sirinath Cheuchutakulthong of the Patong Police.

The man, who checked in to the hotel on Thursday, was found naked, collapsed against a set of drawers in the room’s hallway, she explained.

“Although his room was in disarray, there seemed to be no signs of a struggle,” Lt Sirinath said.

The man*, from Montreuil, France, seemed to have suffered a severe gastronomic reaction. The room’s bin was found full of fluid, and there were streaks of blood on the floor.

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“We believe he died about six hours before his body was found,” Lt Sirinath said.

“The man’s body has been sent to Patong Hospital for doctors to determine the cause of death. We will learn more then,” she said.


* The man’s name is being withheld until his family of been notified.



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Capt B | 10 October 2016 - 10:53:42

French people like to eat frogs. Maybe he ate a Cane Toad.

samantha | 09 October 2016 - 01:49:38

Killer Gastro or drugs? I think the latter.

This seems to happen very frequently in Thailand, especially Phuket. Why?

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