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26 minutes ago, africasiaeuro said:

Twenty-seven year olds don't die of heart attacks caused by snakes and ladders. Seen when people frequent one place too often and become predictable targets.

Noone has checked his bank account yet?

I 'd be damned if no money has been withdrawn since the guy ended up in his oldsmobile.

Learn to be wise.

First lession learnt in LOS : No money, no honey.

Stick to that and you will be spared.

I do give a hoot.

But what about twenty eight year olds!

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3 hours ago, seancbk said:

 

Yeah that's a Ford Escort Mexico.  A highly desirable vintage car here in Thailand.  I know at least 2 car collectors in Bangkok who'd love to get their hands on that.

Yes, desirable everywhere I should say. Here another with flared arches.

ford-mexico-9.jpg

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Also possible that exhaust system was faulty on an old car and leaking carbon monoxide into the vehicle;  he remained in the car with the windows shut.  Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and high concentrations lead to death in less than five minutes.
I agree to this theory , he could have been sleepy , maybe drugs or been drinking, then he left the engine on and died of poisioning . An autopsy should reveal this. RIP.
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2 hours ago, worgeordie said:

The exhaust smoke that contains Carbon monoxide,on  a faulty exhaust system 

can you have one without the other as you say Carbon monoxide is odorless,

but exhaust smoke is not,it stinks.

Maybe you're right,but we will never know as there are very rarely follow ups

from the media in cases like this.

regards worgeordie

According to my wife I'm never right!

Agree with you on exhaust smoke smell, unfortunately it can sometimes be ignored with fatal results after only a few minutes.  I have once suffered the after effects, vomiting, nausea and headaches, from driving a vehicle with the hatch back open and the exhaust smoke circulated through the vehicle even though I had all windows open.  Air does not directly pass through the vehicle but causes vortices that cause the exhaust smoke to be trapped.  Seen the same in small open boats with a CS gas grenade in them where, very surprisingly, the CS is not blown away at high speed but circulates within the confines of the boat for quite a period of time. 

Sitting in the back of a pick up truck is also not the healthiest place to be.

Sadly I also don't think we will get any follow up on the cause of death.

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removed being lazy again and not reading the whole thread before commenting

Have a nice day

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9 hours ago, cyberfarang said:

The car appears to be a Ford Escort MK1 from 1973.

 

Doubt the guy was a regular tourist. Whatever, so what`s it to be, suicide of heart attack. Case closed.

ford escort.jpg

 

Why not read the story. Better to spend the time doing that than writing nonsense.

 

The waiter said he knew the tourist well because he was a months-long yearly visitor to Koh Samui.

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4 hours ago, seancbk said:

 

How can you tell what the number plates are?  they are not visible at all in the picture.

I agree, plus it has different marks from the picture of the other photo of a car with English plates.

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34 minutes ago, animalmagic said:

According to my wife I'm never right!

Agree with you on exhaust smoke smell, unfortunately it can sometimes be ignored with fatal results after only a few minutes.  I have once suffered the after effects, vomiting, nausea and headaches, from driving a vehicle with the hatch back open and the exhaust smoke circulated through the vehicle even though I had all windows open.  Air does not directly pass through the vehicle but causes vortices that cause the exhaust smoke to be trapped.  Seen the same in small open boats with a CS gas grenade in them where, very surprisingly, the CS is not blown away at high speed but circulates within the confines of the boat for quite a period of time. 

Sitting in the back of a pick up truck is also not the healthiest place to be.

Sadly I also don't think we will get any follow up on the cause of death.

The follow up will be what every is the easiest, irrespective of the cause. 

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6 hours ago, animalmagic said:

Also possible that exhaust system was faulty on an old car and leaking carbon monoxide into the vehicle;  he remained in the car with the windows shut.  Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and high concentrations lead to death in less than five minutes.

The article states that the windows were shut, but no reference to the fact that the engine was running.   CO may be colorous and odorless but vehicle exhaust fumes are not. I don't believe anyone would sit in a closed car breathing exhaust fumes unless there were extenuating medical circumstances or they were suicidal. 

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9 hours ago, Get Real said:

And what exactly is a normal tourist in your eyes? It clearly states that he was a regular visitor on Koh Samui for a month every year. 

As far as you or me know, he can own both car and a condo or house on Koh Samui. Would that make him a less normal tourist? I know many people with assets in Thailand that comes and goes as tourists every year.

Normal tourist ie not a regular visitor, on a 2 week holiday.

After reading the story properly at home I now see that he's a regular tourist.

6 hours ago, Mickmouse1 said:

Who said it was a rented car?  The guy is a regular Samui visitor and he may have borrowed or bought the car for his " usual month long annual visit"?

Never said it was rented just said its not a standard rental car.

5 hours ago, dirtynomad said:

that car is a ford escort mk 1 mexico

 

worth some serious money now.

If it was real it would be.

5 hours ago, a10ams said:

There are no genuine factory Mk1 Escorts in Thailand.Rest in peace Norwegian guy.

 

+1

3 hours ago, sambum said:

Yet again a  post partly read!

 

"The waiter said he knew the tourist well because he was a months-long yearly visitor to Koh Samui."

 

Yawn!

Yes I know that now. ?

Yawn

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