Unidentified body found in Phuket Town canal

PHUKET: Police are working to identify a dead body found floating in a canal near the Waste Incineration Power Plant and Landfill at Saphan Hin, on the outskirts of Phuket Town yesterday morning.

Local villagers alerted the police of the discovery at about 7:30am.

“We believe the man had gone fishing and fell into the water without anyone noticing. It appears that he was struck by a passing boat,” said Phuket City Police Superintendent Sermphan Sirikong.

“He looks to have been between 20 to 25 years old. The man’s body is 5.5 feet tall and there is a tattoo of a carp on his back.”

Police believe the man died about two days ago, Col Sermphan added.

The body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further examination.

“We are investigating to find out who this man was and how he died,” said Col Sermphan.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Phuket News

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