Tour guide, 31, dies of “heart attack’

RASSADA: Police have cited heart failure as the probable cause of death of a man found dead in his Rassada apartment on May 2.

Phuket City Police duty officer Lt Salan Reedeng said his station was alerted after security staff at Building 3 of the Rassada National Housing Authority apartment complex reported a foul odor coming from a fifth-floor apartment.

Arriving about 7:30 pm, officers discovered in the apartment the corpse of Boonlert Tengvanich, 31, who worked in Phuket as a tour guide, said Lt Salan.

“We found him lying on his bed in his underwear. We believe that he had been dead for about seven days [before his body was discovered],” he said.

K. Boonlert on April 29 visited a doctor at Vachira Phuket Hospital complaining of chest pains, he added.

K. Boonlert, who was registered as a resident of Phang Nga’s Muang District, most likely died of heart failure, he said.

Doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital examined the body and took samples before releasing it to relatives.

Confident that heart trouble was the cause, the relatives cremated the body.

However, police are still awaiting the final autopsy report.

Phuket News

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