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Trapped Brit Found Dead In Phuket

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British Man Found Dead Trapped By A House In Phuket

A British man was found dead after spending a night trapped in a tiny space down the side of a house on Phuket.

Locals discovered Simon Ball, 56, on Monday morning when they heard his mobile phone ringing. He was bent double in the narrow space between a dry stone wall, a water pump and the house.

Rescue workers arrived and discovered he was holding a shopping bag with a pack of instant noodles. He was wearing glasses, a watch and had small change in his pockets.

Police believe he had died after being unable to free himself or breathe properly while trapped in the uncomfortable position.

Officers are now investigating the bizarre death amid suspicions that Simon, whose apartment was a short walk further up the hill, may have slipped while trying to clamber along the edge at the side of the building.

Police Colonel Somkid Boonrat said: “There was no CCTV that shows the area but the examination results suggest that he died from falling. We don’t know how that happened.

“We will report this incident to the British embassy and wait in case they request any further investigation.”

Officers said that Simon had several bruises and scratches on his body which they believed were sustained in a fall from the building.

Doctors at the local hospital examined the body and noticed bruising on the back of Simon’s head. They believe he had been dead for around 24 as his eyes had started to decompose.

Officers said they have contacted the British embassy. They put forward the theory that Simon had died after falling and getting trapped in the small gap without being able to escape.

Lt Watcharin Siriyaphat from the Kamala district Police said: ”The dead man was dressed in a black T-shirt, brown shorts, glasses, a had watch on his left wrist and a wristband on his right wrist.

”There are some scratches on the body. The body was taken to Patong Hospital for further examination.”

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Water Cut In 47 Areas Of Bangkok From 10pm Tonight

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The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority said on Friday residents in 47 areas of Bangkok will have no running water from 10pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday due to maintenance work.

Cutting off the supply is necessary to carry out work on a water main close to Rama VI Road.

The MWA apologised for the inconvenience caused by the cuts, adding residents could contact the 24-hour call centre on 1125 if they faced any problems.

The 47 affected areas are:
1. Rama VI Road
2. Ratchawithi Road
3. Yothi Road
4. Sri Ayutthaya Road
5. Phetchaburi Road
6. Banthat Thong Road
7. Phya Thai Road
8. Rama I Road
9. Rong Mueang Road
10. Charu Mueang Road
11. Charat Mueang Road
12. Nikhom Makkasan Road
13. Krungkasem Road
14. Phloenchit Road
15. Rajdamri Road
16. Ratchaprarop Road
17. New Petchaburi Road
18. Sawankhalok Road
19. Larn Luang Road
20. Rama V Road
21. Nakhon Sawan Road
22. Rajdamnoen Klang Road
23. Rajdamnoen Nai Road
24. Rajdamnoen Nok Road
25. Damrongrak Road
26. Bamrung Mueang Road
27. Luang Road
28. Rachinee Road
29. Charoen Krung Road
30. Tri Phet Road
31. Tee Thong Road
32. Phahurat Road
33. Chak Phet Road
34. Worachak Road
35. Chakkrawat Road
36. Yaowarat Road
37. Song Wat Road
38. Samsen Road
39. Ratchasima Road
40. Prachathipatai Road
41. Nakhon Chai Si Road
42. Amnuay Songkhram Road
43. Sukhothai Road
44. Phitsanulok Road
45. Luk Luang Road
46. Wisut Kasat Road
47. Phra Sumen Road

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Work Finally Gets Underway On 31-Storey Office Block At Sukhumvit Soi 7

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JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

Work is finally underway on the plot of land at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 7 after sitting empty for six years.

JLK Holdings from Taiwan, who purchased the 3 rai of land for 2.2 million baht per sq wah in 2019, will develop a 31-storey office block with a lettable area of 35,000 sq m.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

When complete JLK Tower will sit in a prime location on Sukhumvit Road offering Grade A offices for rent with internal staircases for double floor tenants.

It will have a direct link to Nana BTS station and lower floor retail units.

Fortune 500 outfit Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, an American commercial real estate service, property management snd maintenance company, will work with JLK Holdings on the project.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

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US Ambassador Resigns

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Michael George DeSombre

Michael George DeSombre, the United States’ ambassador to Thailand, has resigned from his post effective immediately.

The sudden departure of DeSombre comes as Donald Trump left office in the USA who had nominated him as ambassador to Thailand, the first political appointee in more than 40 years.

On Tuesday, DeSombre met Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reaffirm the US’ commitments to Thailand before taking to Twitter to announce his resignation.

He wrote on the official ambassador’s account @USAmbThailand: “It has been a privilege serving as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.

“I am exceedingly proud of all we have done to strengthen the US-Thai relationship.

“I am signing off now from this account and leaving it in the good hands of our Embassy staff. MGD”.

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