PHUKET: Two Russians died today after the car they were travelling in crashed into an electric pole on the bypass road just after midnight.
“The victims were trapped inside the car, which was seriously damaged and stuck to the pole. Rescue workers had to cut the car to pry it loose and release the victims, both of whom were already dead,” said Maj Nattaya Suwanpong of Phuket City Police.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.
“The car was on the fast northbound lane of bypass road, opposite Siam Niramit. According to witnesses, the driver lost control on the wet and slippery road and smashed into the pole,” said Maj Nattaya.
“We will investigate further to find out more about the exact cause of the crash, and also check whether the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”
Police have withheld the names of both victims for the time being.
— Winai Sarot
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