THE BODY of Russian woman Albina Bashirova, 24, has been flown home for burial. It is believed she was living and working on Phuket at the time of the fatal crash.
The bus, heading away from Phuket City, hit the woman outside Gem Gallery soon after she alighted from a tuk-tuk.
''It appears she was about to attempt to cross the bypass road,'' a Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation paramedic said today.
The crash occurred about 1.45am yesterday. The woman, who suffered severe head injuries, died about 4am at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City.
The bus, belonging to Phuket Vision, was empty at the time of the crash. A police investigation is continuing.
The woman's name has yet to be revealed. Her body is at Vachira Phuket Hospital.