Saturday, 16 April 2016

4/16/2016 03:33:00 am
Johnny Daniel Soederstroem

A Swedish motorcycle enthusiast lost his life during a road accident with his bike in Phuket Thursday evening, Matichon Online reported.

Pol Capt Khanom Thongbaen, an investigator from Tha Chatchai Provincial Police Station, said the accident occurred at around 19:50 on April 14 on Thepkrasattri Bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland.

A friend of the victim who was following him on his own motorcycle identified him as Johnny Daniel Soederstroem, 41, from Sweden. He told police they both were on their way to Phuket Bike Week, an annual event for motorcycle enthusiasts.

As the two were crossing the bridge, Mr Soederstroem stood up on his black Honda CB650F motorcycle to throw a glance at the sea, his friend said. He then lost control of his bike and crashed into the concrete barrier on the side of the bridge.

According to Pol Capt Khanom, Mr Soederstroem was still alive after the accident but had a broken neck and severe injuries to his chest. He was rushed to Thalang Hospital on the island but succumbed to his injuries in the emergency room.

Lim Hyun Soo

Passengers on a scheduled flight from Phuket to South Korea’s capital Seoul made a scary experience when the co-pilot died after suffering from a heart attack in the cockpit.

As the crew Eastarjet flight ZE532 prepared for their 5 hours and 45 minutes trip to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, co-pilot Lim Hyun Soo complained about difficulties breathing.

When his condition worsened, he was sent to Thalang Hospital close to the airport where he suffered a cardiac arrest. Doctors tried to save his life by performing CPR but failed. 41-year-old Mr Lim was pronounced dead at around 16:00.

Eastarjet canceled the flight following the tragic event and brought all 186 passengers to nearby hotels while a replacement flight was being arranged.

Source: Bangkok Post

Mario Paravicin.

The return of a group holiday trip in Nong Khai to celebrate the Songkran festival ended in a tragedy when the driver lost control of the car in a curve and flipped over, killing a Thai and a foreigner and injured 11 other passengers.

Pol Capt Atraphong Phiukhao from Ban Tueam Provincial Police Station in Ban Phue district investigated the accident which happened in Udon Thani province on Ban Phue Rd leading to Udon Thani within the Kham Bong subdistrict.

He was informed about an accident involving two dead and several severely injured passengers at around 20:00 Thursday night. Arriving at the accident site with rescue volunteers, they found the wreckage of a white Nissan Navara pickup truck lying upside down on a field next to the road.

Rescue workers could free 9 people from inside the car, aged between 5 and 40 years. Two others were found several meters apart from the truck. Pol Capt Atraphong later learned they had been sitting on the tray in the back and were thrown from the vehicle during the accident.

Most of them were seriously injured and rushed to Ban Phue Hospital. A 29-year-old man and a Swiss named Mario Paravicini, 51, could only be recovered dead from the car. Mr Paravicini’s wife was also injured.

An initial investigation revealed that the group consisted of family members and friends and were en route to back to Udon Thani province after celebrating the Songkran festival in Nong Khai near the border with Laos.

While driving on Ban Phue Rd leading to Udon Thani, the driver was speeding and failed to see a curve coming. He lost control of the car, crashed into a barrier and flipped off the road.

The surviving passengers later told police that the driver had been drinking alcohol before the departure and was still drunk while he was driving. Pol Capt Atraphong detained the man and charged him with negligent driving causing death.

Source: Thairath

Brian Anning

A cool-down in the swimming pool of a Phuket hotel ended deadly for a 73-year-old British tourist Brian Anning when he drowned Wednesday evening, Manager Onlinereported.

Pol Capt Chadri Chuwichian, a police officer from Karon Police Station, did not reveal the name of the hotel the incident had occurred but said it was well-known among tourists in Mueang Phuket district.

After being informed about the death of a foreigner by hotel staff at around 18:45, Pol Capt Chadri and an investigator from Karon Police Station made their way to the hotel. Paramedics from Wachira Phuket Hospital and volunteers of Phuket Ruamjai Rescue Foundation had also been dispatched.

When they arrived, authorities found the body of the foreign man lying on the edge of the hotel one and a half meter deep swimming pool. Police identified the man who was only wearing shorts as Brian Anning, 73, from England.

A medical examination on the scene did not find any visible injuries or traces of violence on the body. Paramedics estimated Mr Anning had died around one hour ago.

While the body was being transported to Wachira Phuket Hospital to determine the cause of death, Pol Capt Chadri questioned the Mr Anning’s daughter with whom he bad been holidaying in Phuket. The two had checked into the hotel one day earlier and planned to return to England on April 26, she said.

To cool down from the extreme April heat, Mr Anning went for a swim in the pool of the hotel in the late afternoon. But at about 18:20 his daughter spotted him unconsciously floating in the water and jumped into the pool to keep his head above the surface.

Shortly after, hotel staff pulled Mr Anning out of the water and laid him on the brink of the pool. An ambulance from Wachira Phuket Hospital was called, but when it arrived, Mr Anning had already died.

His daughter also told police her father was suffering from several medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and a heart disease.

Since his chronic diabetes repeatedly caused an increment of his blood sugar levels which can lead to serious complications if untreated, Mr Anning had to inject himself insulin on a daily basis to lower the levels.

A medical examination revealed that Mr Anning’s blood sugar was below normal levels which may lead to loss of consciousness. Police investigators hence believe he became unconscious while in the water and subsequently drowned.

The verification of this theory will be part of the ongoing investigation. In the meantime, the police are going to notify the British embassy on Phuket about the case.

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