Australian tourist dies after severe asthma attack invokes seizure

PHUKET: A 51-year-old Australian woman found dead in her Phuket hotel room on Tuesday morning reportedly died after suffering a seizure brought on by a severe asthma attack, police have told the Phuket Gazette.

Tracey Ann Walton from Australia was found dead in her guest room at a Patong Beach resort early yesterday morning. Hotel staff made the discovery and promptly called the Patong Police.

“Her Australian friend, who was traveling with her but staying in a different room at the same hotel, told us that Ms Walton suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure,” said Capt Thawatchai Srimai of the Patong Police.

“However, she also suffered from severe asthma attacks. Doctors believe Ms Walton suffered such an attack, and complications brought on by her other health ailments contributed to her death,” he said.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

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