Italian dead of apparent heart failure

PATONG, PHUKET: An Italian national found dead in a guesthouse on Wednesday night is thought to have died of heart failure.

The deceased was identified as Sergio Pollastro, aged 56.

Kathu Police were notified of the death at about 9:30 pm by Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers Vijay Kumar and a fellow volunteer identified only as Miss Malika.

Mr Pollastro was found lying face up on the bed in his room at a guesthouse located opposite Phuket Simon Cabaret, on the road from Patong to Karon.

There were no signs of foul play found inside the room. The television and air-conditioner were turned off, but a ceiling fan was running.

Kathu Police Capt Veerapong Rakkhito and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers took Mr Pollastro’s body to Patong Hospital, where it will be held until it is claimed by his family.

An initial examination by doctors suggested the cause of death was heart failure. The time of death was estimated at no fewer than 24 hours before the body was discovered.

— Siangtai Daily

Phuket News

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