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South African, 55, dies after visit to Karon clinic with chest pains

PHUKET: Police were alerted at 3pm today (June 6) that a tourist staying in Karon had died while en route to Patong hospital after he had collapsed in a Karon clinic with chest pains.

By Darawan Naknakhon

Saturday 6 June 2015, 11:13PM

The name of the deceased, a 55-year-old heavy-set South African national, is being witheld until it can be confirmed that the man's family and embassy have been notified.

Police were told that the man, who was reportedly staying in Karon by himself, had paid a visit to a clinic attached to his hotel, after complaining of chest pains.

The man then reporedly fainted while he was waiting to pay for his treatment. Police have not said what kind of treatment, if any, the man had received at the clinic, but confirmed that the man had been dead for no less than two hours by the time they arrived to Patong hospital.



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Rita Govender | 09 June 2015 - 14:51:06

is there are investigation regarding man 55 dies in clinic

Bjay | 07 June 2015 - 09:33:38

Karon to Phuket & the guy had been Dead on arrival for no less than 2 Hours? This warrants a full investigation?

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