Deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra wrote on his Twitter page on Monday that he is alive and that reports of his death in Dubai spread across various social media are only an April's Fool Day hoax.
Stories spread on Monday that Thaksin was in a black limousine that overturned on a highway in Dubai after his driver lost control.
According to the prankster, the Al Jazeera news agency reported that a speeding car hit Thaksin's limousine because the driver suffered a sudden heart attack. Thaksin was critically injured and died in hospital.
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