Russia's honorary consul in Phuket killed in crash

Russia's honorary consul in Phuket killed in crash

Rescuers examine the wrecked black Nercedes-Benz in which Russia's honorary consul Santi Udomkiratak died after crashing into the rear of a six-wheeled truck at a red light in Phuket province early on Wednesday. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Rescuers examine the wrecked black Nercedes-Benz in which Russia's honorary consul Santi Udomkiratak died after crashing into the rear of a six-wheeled truck at a red light in Phuket province early on Wednesday. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET -- The deputy honorary consul for the Russian Federation, Santi Udomkiratak, was killed in a road accident early on Wednesday, according to media reports.

Police said the accident occurred about 1.50am at the three-way intersection on Dao Rung Tad Mai in tambon Wichit, Phuket province.

Mr Santi, 50, was driving his black Mercedes-Benz E250 along the road, returning to his home in tambon Chalong, when his vehicle rammed into the rear end of a six-wheeled truck which had stopped for a red light. He was killed by the impact.

His vehicle was badly damaged and police and rescue workers had to pry it open to remove his body.

Mr Santi had been Russia's deputy honorary consul for Phuket, Krabi and Phangnga provinces since 2008.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (2)

Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two

A Tesla electric car that "no one" appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, erupting into flames and killing the two passengers, according to local authorities.

19 Apr 2021

Huawei steps up smart car business

HONG KONG: Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies unveiled its Huawei HI intelligent automotive solution on Sunday.

19 Apr 2021

Schools still set to reopen May 17

All primary and secondary schools are still scheduled to reopen on May 17, but this could change if the coronavirus spike is not reined in, Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong said on Monday.

19 Apr 2021