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Phang Nga’s Deputy governor found dead in Phuket

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Police in Patong suspect the deputy governor of Phang Nga died of a sudden heart attack, after he was found unresponsive in a Phuket hotel room. Thalerngsak Nuchpraphan was 51 years old and had a history of high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol, according to a Phuket News report.

He was found dead in a Patong hotel room on Sunday, September 3.

Phang Nga is the Thai province directly to the north of Phuket island.

According to Thalerngsak’s secretary, he checked in to a hotel in Patong at around 2pm on Saturday, September 2. He had plans to attend an event being held at the Jungceylon shopping centre at 5.30pm, followed by dinner plans at the Chao Le restaurant, in the hotel, at around 7.30pm.

However, Thalerngsak never left his room that night. The following morning, around 9.30am, his driver tried to contact him and became concerned when he couldn’t reach him. At around 12.30pm, the driver, accompanied by hotel staff, entered Thalerngsak’s room and found the deputy governor unresponsive on the bed.

According to Patong Police, Thalerngsak may have died of cardiac arrest, given his medical history. However, a full post-mortem is to be carried out to confirm the exact cause of death.

Arrangements are being made to then transfer his body to Wat Makrut in the district of Khok Pho, in Pattani province, where his funeral will take place. Funeral prayers will begin at the temple today.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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