Body of Burmese worker found at Phuket construction site

PHUKET: The decomposing body of a worker from Myanmar was left undiscovered at a Phuket construction site for at least three days before being found late yesterday afternoon.

Thalang Police were notified of the body at 6:15pm.

Arriving at the scene with Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation workers, police found the body pinned between a wall and some metal scaffolding at the Tariq Genius School, a private nursery and kindergarten for Muslim children on the Khao Larn – Bangjo Road in Thepkrasattri Village 1.

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers used a pair of rubber cords to lower the body, which was suspended about a foot above the ground.

From initial questioning of local residents, Thalang Police identified the body as that of a workman identified only as “Mr Jaw”, from Myanmar.

Police estimated the age of the deceased at about 40.

From the state of the body, police estimated that Mr Jaw passed away no fewer than three days before the discovery of his body.

He was working alone on the project, as his wife had a taken a leave of absence to return to Myanmar, police were told.

Police suspect Mr Jaw may have fainted and fallen to his death while working, with nobody present to come to his aid. No evidence of foul play was found at the scene.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Phuket News

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