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In just two years there are 60 unexplained deaths of British nationals in Thailand: report

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14 hours ago, the guest said:

Daily Mail is just a crappy UK tabloid exploiting or indeed sensationalizing news. I would take most of the stuff published with a very large pinch of salt.

Please see this website. The first two deaths in 2017:

 

  The first victim who committed suicide was found near the place where his family stayed?

 

  The second victim, who'd just arrived back from England was found hanged in a luxury property? Wife said he committed suicide. 

 

  https://www.farang-deaths.com/archive/#anchor

 

  

 

  

 

  

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After many years here and judging by the inept and incompetent investigations carried out by the RTP on numerous incidents one or two I witnessed, then it is not surprising that such a low number are unexplained . After an offence against me, I was never told thay had caught the guys involved neither was I given any compensation nor explanation , so for a suspicious death they will do almost anything to state it is suspicious rather something mundane, suicide, fell over drugs or drink . 

RTP and investigations are not good bedfellows , I once saw a particularly severe incident in 30 mins the number of police walking through the scene and photographers and the like not to speak about the so-called emergency services, any evidence would have been lost . Rubber necking is a Thai pastime everyone and his Aunt wants to look and they do, evidence is lost all the time. yet they manage to find ( place it ) to suit a set of circumstances. Amazing !!

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9 minutes ago, falangjim said:

Why are not Hannah Witheridge and David Miller's deaths not included? Their murders were never accurately explained, just covered up.

Their cause of death is well understood, what is less clear is who is responsible.

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Things will only improve if the tourist trade plummets but with millions of Chinese to play the victim part it will be decades before any real action is taken.

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Daily Mail is just a crappy UK tabloid exploiting or indeed sensationalizing news. I would take most of the stuff published with a very large pinch of salt.
Bit like the Guardian isnt it

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There have been as many Murders in London since the New Year and were only in April .

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While deaths of any tourists are important to said nation a good detective would be interested in all unexplained deaths. A pattern then might emerge and followed up. However, I doubt their such a Thai detective available...anyone care to join me in a 'Holmes-Watson' duo?:smile::smile: No...oh well the deaths will remain unexplained I guess.

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1 hour ago, Surasak said:

I think you will find, if you type the URL directly into your browser. it will be blocked.

Nope.  Tried that and still works fine!

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48 minutes ago, falangjim said:

Why are not Hannah Witheridge and David Miller's deaths not included? Their murders were never accurately explained, just covered up.

Because they were murdered. Unexplained is actually called “unknown” by the foreign office, meaning there is no data. Murders, drownings, etc have their own categories. 

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It is always a tragedy of a beloved dies in holidays and it's not clear why...but many these Brits are coming here for the party of their life...drugs overdose...alcohol...sex with locals or a mix....plus not a real streetwise focused behaviour can lead to disaster and not just in Thailand...sure there is corruption at all levels but if a death happens let's say in kho phangan what do you expect a village cop to do about it..???...especially when faced with thousands of drug crazed ding dong fallangs invade his island many 12 or 14 y.old...sponsoring local and foreign drug rings who operate in the wide open...

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Typical crap from the Daily Mail. The foreign office doesn’t say that the deaths are unexplained they say that the cause of death is unknown. 

 

DM is trying to play it off as something sinister but it just means no data available. 

 

Just like there are a number of deaths where the age is listed as unknown. 

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16 hours ago, Bullie said:

Ben Harington's death was at 4 oclock in the morning. The lad was drunk, and driving a motocy without licence or experience. 50% of Thai drivers on Koh Tao don't have working headlights, and maybe even the rental motocy didn't , either. A frontal collision on a narrow road at night can happen anytime, especially in Thailand where they tend to cut into the corners.

Driver fled, maybe even after checking for a pulse. Since the wallet and watch were no longer needed by poor mr. Harington, some poor Thai helped himself to it, after the fact.

 

Why do families always want to have the satisfaction that a death is treated assuspicious, rather than just foolish behaviour, ignorance or just rotten luck  on the part of their loved one?

Some parents should see how their "beloved good kids" behave when boozed up and in 24hours party modus !
Watch them at the islands, Pai, Vang Vieng...
Maybe some would be surprised !?

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hmmm.... it’s almost like farang deaths don’t count here ....innit?

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