Two foreign tourists dead in Phuket this morning

PHUKET: A Hungarian man was found dead in a hotel swimming pool at 7am today and a Swedish man was killed on a motorbike about an hour and a half later.

The names of both of the deceased are being withheld by the Phuket Gazette pending notification of next-of-kin.

The Hungarian, 41, was discovered in the pool at the Sunprime Resort in Kamala. Police say the drowning may have occurred last night.

The 32-year-old Swede died in front of the Duangjitt Resort in Patong when, according to a witness, he struck an electric pole and was thrown under a passing six-wheeled truck. Rescue workers at the scene told the Gazette that he was crushed and died instantly.

The truck driver, 48-year-old Prajak Meemuan, told the Gazette that he was “not driving fast – about 30 km/hour” and that his vehicle, an ice truck, was “running straight” when the victim was hurled under it.

— Atchaa Khamlo

Phuket News
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