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Two men found hanged in Phuket

Two man, one expat and one Thai, were found hanged in two separate incidents early yesterday morning (Jan 15), police have yet to rule on the true causes of death.

two men found dead in PhuketPhuket City Police’s Lt Col Chana Suthimas received a call at 5:45am stating that a man had been found hanged at his home in Phuket Town.

Lt Col Chana arrived at the property, the Oldman Coffee shop on Ranong Rd, with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the body of 69-year-old Somboon Nakosiri in a sitting position at the front door.

Lt Col Chana said there were no signs of assault on the body only a red mark around the neck. There were no signs of a robbery at the property.

“The victim’s family said Mr Somboon had been stressed over the current economic situation so he committed suicide. However, the body was taken to hospital for doctors to confirm the cause of death.” Lt Col Chana said.

The victim’s nephew told police that he came downstairs and found his uncle hanging from the door with a piece of cloth. He took the body down and called police.

Family members also told police that besides stress, Mr Somboon suffered several illnesses including diabetes, heart disease,and high blood pressure.

In the second incident, in Kamala, Lt Nawin Petchjan received a call at 6am about an expat who had been found hanged at a rented home in Moo 3.

Lt Nawin arrived with rescue workers from Kamala OrBorTor to a rented home in Moo 3 and were led to the body of a 37-year-old British man (name withheld until his family have been notified) who was hanged with a nylon rope from a roof beam outside the home.

Lt Nawin said, “We found no sign of assault on the body and we believe he had been dead for at least three hours before his body was discovered by the home owner.

“After making inquiries, we learned that the victim had been living alone at this rented home for over five years but recently started dating a Thai girl who works in a bar beer on Kamala Beach. We will question her to get more information,” said Lt Nawin.

The man’s body was taken to Patong Hospital for doctors to confirm the cause of death

Phuket News

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