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PATONG: A young Norwegian tourist was found hanged in his room at the Baan Pornpateep rooming house on Taweewong Rd, Patong, at about 12.30 pm on Friday. Thomas Andreassen, aged about 21, apparently attached a rope to the shower head in the bathroom and hanged himself after his heart was broken by his Thai girlfriend. Pol Lt Col Chawalit Niemwadee of Kathu Police Station told the Gazette: “We received a call from the caretaker of Baan Pornpateep to say that he had found Mr Andreassen hanging in his room. “Near the body was a letter stating that he was depressed about his girlfriend and had decided to commit suicide. “The body is in Patong Hospital and the Norwegian Embassy has been contacted. They have told us that his parents will come from Norway soon to collect the body,” Col Chawalit added.

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