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19 February 2013 :: 14:02:29 pm 72014

German’s Body Lies Unclaimed In Phang Nga Hospital

A hospital in Phang Nga province is still holding the body of German killed in an accident, as officials keep trying to contact his relatives. The elderly foreigner visited Phuket every year, but always came alone. He died after crashing his motorbike into a tree during a heavy rain.
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PHANG NGA – February 18, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 5:30 p.m., the reporter was notified by a resident of the unclaimed body of a foreign tourist who died in a motorbike accident. The rescue officers of Thai Meuang Chaiphat had brought the body to be kept at Thai Meuang Chaiphat hospital, Amphur Thai Meuang, Phang Nga province.

Three days have elapsed and still no one has been contacted to pick up the body. The reporter investigated further with Pol. Capt. Chatree Pheankhayai, investigation police on duty, Thai Meuang police station, Amphur Thai Meuang, Phang Nga province.

The police said on February 15 at 2:30 p.m., they were notified that a foreigner drove his motorbike to collide with a tree on the side of the road at Pechkasem road at km 826-827, Moo 9 Tambon Thai Meuang, Amphur Thai Meuang, Phang Nga province.

At the scene, officers found the body of an older foreign man lying next to his motorbike, a red Honda Click, license number KHOR THOR KHOR-212 Phuket. The front of the motorbike was severely damaged by the collision.

Witnesses told police it was raining heavily at the time, and the tree was located along a curve in the road. Police found no trace of the motorbike’s wheels scraping or sliding on the road. The tire tracks indicated the motorbike was driven directly off the road, and then slid on the grass before colliding with the tree.

Police searched the man’s body and did not find a passport. They found a driving license with the words Fuhrerschein Bundesrepublik Deutschland of Germany, identifying its owner as Hans-Jurgen Umbreit. The police coordinated with Phang Nga Immigration officials to ask for more information. But as of February 18, no further information was available.

Police discovered the victim was staying at the Suksabai hotel in Phuket, and called the hotel. The hotel staff confirmed they had a German guest who had disappeared for 2-3 days. They did not know where he went. They have not opened his room, and will wait for police to contact his relatives to pick up the body.

The hotel staff said the German man came to stay at this hotel every year. He always came alone with no relatives or any friends, so it is difficult to send his corpse back to his home country.

The female doctor of the emergency room of Thai Meuang hospital said the foreigner’s body is being kept at the hospital along with his personal property. She will wait for his relatives to pick up the corpse, and will try her best to send the German’s body back to his home country.

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