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British tourist found dead on Koh Chang

Rescue volunteers remove the body of a British man, 45, found dead in front of his hotel room on Koh Chang island in Trat on Wednesday. (Photo supplied by the Tourist Police Bureau)

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A British tourist was found dead near a swimming pool in front of his hotel room on Koh Chang island on Wednesday.

The man, 45, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, died at Sea View Koh Chang hotel, tourist police said. The death was reported at 11.45am.

A hotel cleaner told police the man had been lying in front of his room since the early morning. She alerted the hotel’s manager, who found the man had no pulse and immediately alerted police at Koh Chang police station.

Police and forensic officers inspected the room and found no traces of a struggle, only packs of antacid pills and asthma medicine. Police then notified the Tourist Police Bureau, which alerted the British embassy.

Officers determined the man had been dead for several hours. His body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute for a post-mortem examination. 

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Vocabulary:

alert : to tell someone in about a danger or problem so that they can take action to deal with it - เตือนภัย

asthma : a medical condition that makes it difficult to breathe - โรคหอบหืด

forensic : relating to the use of scientific methods to solve  crimes or to find out why something happened - เกี่ยวกับนิติวิทยาศาสตร์

notification (noun): the act of giving or receiving official information about something - การแจ้ง

pending : waiting to be dealt with, settled or completed - ยังค้างอยู่, ซึ่งยังไม่จบสิ้น, อยู่ในระหว่าง

post-mortem : a medical examination of the body of a dead person in order to find out how they died - การชันสูตร

pulse (noun): the regular beat of blood as it is sent around the body, that can be felt in different places, especially on the inside part of the wrist; the number of times the blood beats in a minute - ชีพจร, อัตราการเต้นของหัวใจ, จังหวะการเต้นของหัวใจ

relatives (noun): members of your family - ญาติพี่น้อง

struggle : a difficult fight or an attempt to defeat someone - การต่อสู้เพื่อความอยู่รอด

withheld (verb): to deliberately not give something to someone - ไม่เปิดเผย, ไม่อนุญาต, ระงับ, ถอนกลับ

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