Sunday, 23 April 2017

4/23/2017 05:48:00 pm
German man killed himself by locking himself 

in a toilet at his house and lighting a charcoal 


Charter Michael Brandt (name transliterated from Thai), 48, was found lying next to the toilet bowl in a downstairs bathroom at his rented house in Sukkasem Road Soi 4 on Tuesday.

Medics ascertained that due to the level of decomposition of the body he had been dead at least five days.

Near the body was a charcoal burner and ashes. The fire had long since gone out.

There was no sign of a struggle. the victim was wearing just a pair of black shorts.

Neighbors said they noticed a foul smell coming from the house and a lot of flies. The victim had not been seen for many days and lived alone.

Police investigating believe he committed suicide by smoke inhalation from the burner.

The body was sent for autopsy while the German embassy and relatives were contacted.

Father and Son from UK Killed in Head-on-

Crash with Trailer Truck 

A British man and his elderly father died and the man's mother was seriously hurt when their pickup truck crashed head-on with a trailer truck on a curve in Phanom district of this southern province on Friday night.

The crash occurred at kilometre maker 16 on the Ban Takhun-Phanom Road in front of Phanom Uppatham Witthaya School in tambon Khlong Cha-oun, said Pol Capt Kanthapol Srisuksai, deputy investigation chief at the Phanom police station. The incident was reported at 8.30pm on Friday.

Police and rescue workers found three injured British nationals -- two men and a woman -- trapped inside a Chevrolet pickup truck with a Phuket licence plate on the two-lane road. They were badly hurt and rushed to Surat Thani Hospital but the two men died shortly afterward.

An overturned 18-wheel trailer truck carrying wood pellets, with a Nakhon Pathom licence plate, was found lying on its side about 10 metres away. Driver Parit Limpairoh, 23, was waiting for police at the scene, which was very dark.

A police investigation found that the 44-year-old driver and his 82-year-old father were sitting in the front seat and the driver's 78-year-old mother was sitting in the cab. They were on the way to Phuket when their vehicle lost control at the curve, causing it to crash head-on with the trailer truck travelling in the opposite direction.

Police believed the driver might have not been familiar with the route. They are continuing to investigate.

Jintana Suwannarat, director of the Surat Thani office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said the Thai wife of the British driver had contacted authorities to take the bodies of the two victims for religious rites at Chalerm Prakiat in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Swiss man drinking himself to death in Pattaya

A 63-year-old Swiss was found dead on the balcony of his condominium after drinking alone a bottle of whiskey.

The Thai girlfriend found her life partner sitting on the balcony at about 00.30 after she came back from working in another province. She tried to carry him to bed, but then noticed that he was already dead and called the police.

The couple had lived together for five years. 

The man is said to have suffered from heart disease and complained of financial difficulties.
The police could not see any signs of a fight, nor was anything stealing from the apartment. 

Only on the man's watch did the officials notice a scratch. With an autopsy of the corpse, the exact cause of death is to be ascertained.

Sources: Thai Rath & Chiang Rai Times & Der Farang

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