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Chinese tourist found dead in Chiang Mai, body sent for autopsy

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Medics remove the body of a Chinese woman found dead in Mae Rim - Chiang Mai CityLife

A Chinese woman on holiday at an unnamed resort in Mae Rim, just north of Chiang Mai city, was found dead in her room yesterday morning. The cause was not apparent and authorities, fearing the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus, took all possible precautions in removing her body and belongings, according to the local police.

According to her four fellow travellers , she arrived in Chiang Mai yesterday and was in good health.

Medical authorities speculate that it is unlikely anything to do with the current coronavirus outbreak in China. An autopsy is currently underway.

SOURCE: Chiang Mai CityNews

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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