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A massage with an unhappy ending for a European tourist in Patong

Phuket Tourist Checks In, Has Patong Massage, Checks Out

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
PHUKET: A European tourist who landed on Phuket died within a few hours yesterday, after having a traditional Thai massage in his 18th-floor room in Patong.

The 58-year-old man's death was reported by the masseuse to the Patong hotel's staff, who notified police.

Officers from Kathu Police Station found the man face up on the bed, in his underwear.

The masseuse told police she had been called to the room, gave the man a massage, then he fell asleep. About 6pm, she tried to awaken him and realised he had died.

Phuketwan has the name of the man but will not publish it until relatives have been notified. Police acceded to the hotel's request not to be named.


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Hmmm, "Police acceded to the hotel's request not to be named". I wonder how many hotels in Patong have an 18th floor...

Posted by Chris on March 21, 2012 18:56


He is off from one Paradise venue to another paradise. One item that is unresolved is what happens to the masseur/masseuse in a case like this. Do they get paid?

Posted by Ryan on March 22, 2012 08:45

Editor Comment:

We weren't able to establish that, either way. She certainly deserves to be paid a bonus for staying, rather than fleeing.

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