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Dead foreigner identified

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PATONG: Police yesterday announced that they had identified the man found dead in a derelict Patong building on Sunday as 60-year-old Bjorn Ola Ingemar Ahlin, from Sweden. Pol Lt Col Supamit Sukjaroen, Inspector of Tourist Police, told the Gazette that officers yesterday identified Mr Ahlin’s body after questioning staff at hotels in Patong and Karon about any guests who had not checked in recently. “Mr Ahlin arrived in Thailand on April 15, and was staying at the Karon View Hotel in Karon,” Col Supamit said. His body was discovered in an abandoned building behind the Phuket Tourist Police office on Thaweewong Rd. Police believe he had been dead at least three days before his body was discovered. Although no evidence suggesting a suspicious death was found, his body has has been taken to Bangkok for autopsy. Meanwhile, another anonymous body was found in a tin mine near Dulwich International College on Sunday afternoon. Pol Capt Chockchai Sutthimeak of Phuket Town Police Station said that police and Kusornlatham Foundation volunteers responded to a call by local villagers, and found the body of a man lying among the roots of a tree at the bottom of a pit in the mine. A nylon rope was tied around the man’s neck, and a half-meter-long steel bar was lodged under the rope. Police believe that the bar had been twisted to tighten the rope and garotte the man. An autopsy confirmed that he had died as result of strangulation. Apart from some bruising and scrapes, there were no other wounds on the man’s body. He is believed to have died at least three days before his body was found. The man was wearing only blue underwear, and no identification papers were found at the scene. Police estimate he was 25 to 30 years old. The body had a tattoo of a copulating couple on the front right leg, with the Thai word “seapsook” (feeling good) written below. On the left shoulder was a tattoo of a buffalo head with the word “USA” written underneath. “I believe that he was killed at another place and brought here,” said Capt Chockchai. He added that investigators found tire tracks from a pick-up truck and footprints in the area. Police believe that at least two people were involved in the killing. The victim is believed to have been a Thai working at a construction site in the area. The body remains at the morgue in Wachira Hospital awaiting identification.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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