Two killed in Phuket accident

Two killed in Phuket accident

Rescue volunteers rush to help the driver and passengers of a truck after it rammed into a power pole in Muang district of Phuket province on Saturday. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Rescue volunteers rush to help the driver and passengers of a truck after it rammed into a power pole in Muang district of Phuket province on Saturday. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: Two men -- a Thai and a Myanmar national -- were killed after a lorry rammed into a roadside power pole in Muang district of this southern island province on Saturday, police said.

Pol Lt Col Prathuang Polmana, the deputy chief of Karon police, said the accident occurred at about 4.50pm at the mouth of Soi Suksant 1 on Patak road.

The power pole fell across the road after being hit by the lorry, killing a man inside. He was identified as Thanapon Prachit, 31, a native of Chaiyaphum province.

Another man passing by on a motorcycle was seriously injured by the falling power pole. He was admitted to Chalong Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The passport found on him identified him as Win Myo Hlaing, 28, a Myanmar national.

The bodies of the two victims were brought to Vachira Phuket Hospital for an autopsy.



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