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25 October 2013 :: 14:10:38 pm 79250

Chinese, Russian Tourists Die At Phuket’s Karon Beach

Two tourists from Russia and China died at Karon Beach yesterday (October 24)
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PHUKET – October 24,2013; Karon police were alerted around 11.20am that Russian man Oleg Ozerskikh, 52, had become unconscious while at the beach. Police said he had high blood pressure and heart disease, and died on the way to Patong Hospital.

Later that day at around 3.20pm, there were reports that Chinese tourist Liew Hifong, 33, had drowned at Karon. Police said Mr Liew was staying at a hotel with his girlfriend. They both could not swim and were told by the lifeguards not to enter the water, but did so anyway. There were red flags along the sand, but these were ignored by the couple.

The couple went into the water, but Mr Liew was pulled down under the water by the waves, and drowned.

Police have contacted both the Chinese and Russian embassies.

View the original story on The Phuket News

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