Swedish tourist dead at Phuket hotel after injury

Swedish tourist dead at Phuket hotel after injury

PHUKET: A Swedish tourist succumbed to unidentified health issues in a Patong hotel room yesterday. “We arrived at the 4th floor room in the Patong Merlin hotel room to find the body of the 27-year-old woman on the bed. There were vomit stains on the bed and blanket,” said Lt Col Somsak Thongleang of Patong Police. According to the woman’s partner, named by police as Owe Christoffer Sjogren, 27, the two had checked in at the hotel last Wednesday, and were scheduled to check out on April 12. “Mr Sjogren told us that she had sustained an injury in her mouth on Thursday, and went to a clinic the same day to buy medicines.

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 02:23 PM

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Two arrested with more than 250,000 baht worth of krathom

Two arrested with more than 250,000 baht worth of krathom

PHUKET: Police arrested two Burmese workers with about 200 kilograms of krathom in Patong yesterday. Col Chaiwat Auikam of Patong Police handled the case. “We same a man, who we later learned was called 'Piew’, acting suspicious in front of SuperCheap Patong. He tried to escape when we approached him. He was clean, but upon inspecting his motorbike we found a 5kg krathom packet underneath the seat and another 80kgs in his room nearby,” the colonel told Phuket Gazette reporters. Mr Piew then revealed to the police that his neighbor, named Anek, also had drugs in the room next to his. Police

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 11:13 AM

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Ghost riding Phuket motorcyclist killed in collision with British woman

Ghost riding Phuket motorcyclist killed in collision with British woman

PHUKET: A 62-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car driven by a 31-year-old British woman in Thalang last night. “The accident occurred at about 9:05pm on Thepkrasattri Road (southbound) near the Shell gas station in Thalang. At the scene, we found the body of Pongsak Sripuek lying face down on the ground. His arms and legs were broken and he was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Lt Sunan Petnhu of Thalang Police. The driver, Jayne Pauline Watt, sustained minor injuries. The deceased’s body was taken to Thalang Hospital. “According to witnesses, Ms Watt was heading back from the airport, driving s

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 01:15 PM

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Couple die by electrocution at Phuket resort

Couple die by electrocution at Phuket resort

PHUKET: A Myanmar couple died by electrocution while working at a Rawai resort last night. “The resort is located on Soi Sermsook, Moo 4. We found the body of Min Thaik Non, 29, lying face up on the ground near the bathroom door. We also found a woman’s body lying face down inside the bathroom. She was named by police only as 'Noi', age 29,” said Capt Somkiet Sarasit of Chalong Police. Police are withholding the name of the resort. Both victims had burns on their arms from their hands all the way up to their elbows. The bodies were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further examination. “Ms Noi was cleaning the ba

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 11:16 AM

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Angry German charged in Phuket for running red light, tossing car keys

Angry German charged in Phuket for running red light, tossing car keys

PHUKET: An indignant German woman was arrested this morning after she ran a red light and threw the keys to her BMW on the roof of a house near Chalong Circle. Lt Thanakrit Iemchonkham of Chalong Police received reports of the incident at about 10am. “We were told that the driver of a BMW X1 SUV ran a red light at the Kok Tanot Junction on Chao Fah West Road and proceeded to drive dangerously toward Chalong Circle. We alerted our traffic police officers to stop the car,” said Lt Thanakrit. The 55-year-old driver, Sandra Christiane Grunewald, ignored officers’ instructions to exit the vehicle and continued to talk on her

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 06:21 PM

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Phuket tour bus crashes in Patong

Phuket tour bus crashes in Patong

PHUKET: A tour bus full of Chinese nationals crashed into several cars on Patong Hill road last night, creating a massive traffic jam due to additional Songkran visitors. Lt Col Pattapee Srichai of the Patong Police received reports of the incident at about 7pm. “We arrived to see a 'Somsak Transport Company' bus with a broken front windscreen and several other cars that were damaged on the road. The bus had first smashed into a Toyota SUV, which in turn crashed into at least five other vehicles,” said the colonel. More and more people piled up and got caught in the traffic jam that ensued. Bus driver Charun Sillapakarn

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 01:58 PM

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