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Kazakh tourist, 22, killed in Phuket motorbike crash

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Kazakh tourist, 22, killed in Phuket motorbike crash | Thaiger

PHUKET: A tourist from Kazakhstan has died from head injuries after a motorbike accident on the Patong beach road early yesterday morning.

Lt Thawatchai Srimai of the Patong Police explained that the tourist, aged 22, was riding his motorcycle at high speed from the Thara Patong Beach Resort & Spa at about 1:30am.

“He tried to make a turn [onto Sawatdirak Road] at the football field, but slid because of water that had collected on the road. He fell off the bike and hit his head on the road,” Lt Thawatchai added.

Police were soon at the scene with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers.

“He was bleeding profusely from a cut on his head, and died on the way to Patong Hospital,” Lt Thawatchai said.

“He was not wearing a helmet,” he added.

Police officials recorded the accident and contacted the Kazakhstan embassy in Bangkok.

The Gazette is withholding the victim’s name until it has been confirmed his next of kin have been notified of his death.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

 

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