Old Chinese man dies mysteriously on roadside near Bangkok

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A 78 year old Chinese man mysteriously died on Kanchanaphisek Road in Samut Prakan province near Bangkok yesterday.

The body of the Chinese national, 78 year old Ma Yunzhao, was discovered on the side of Kanchanaphisek Road at approximately 3.30pm yesterday, July 9. The discovery was reported to officers at Bang Kaew Police Station and a rescue team who rushed to the scene, hoping to save the man’s life.

The rescue team administered CPR to the Chinese man for some time but was unable to save him. Ma bore no signs of physical assault or any wounds.

A 46 year old Thai man, Pramuan, who owned a stall located along the road told the police that Ma walked to his stall from his hotel and arrived at about 1pm yesterday.

Pramuan could not communicate with Ma because he only spoke Chinese. He did not know what Ma wanted but noticed foam around his mouth.

Police later found that Ma arrived in Thailand a few days ago with other Chinese tourists under the service of a travel agency. Officers contacted the tour guide and found that they were looking for Ma yesterday because it was the last day of the trip when all tour group members were to return to China.

The tour guide told police that Ma did not board the coach bus but the guide thought he was already waiting for them at the airport. Upon arrival at the airport, Ma was still not present. The travel agency team searched for him right up until the last minute when the plane had to take off.

According to the tour guide, Ma had a heart condition but no one knew whether he took medication regularly. The cause of his death remains unidentified. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok will inform Ma’s family of his passing.

In a related report last year, a 36 year old Chinese man was found dead in a pond in the eastern province of Rayong. Police suspected foul play as his legs were tied and his head was covered with cloth. However, further updates on the case have not yet been made public.

Another Chinese national lost her life in the swimming pool of a residence near Pattaya in May this year. The cause of her death was suspected to be drowning as no signs of struggle or physical assault were found.

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