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Forensic Police to investigate alleged electrocution of tourist at Phuket resort

By The Phuket News

 

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An officer points to the poolside fence where 45-year-old Dutch tourist Herdri Henrikus Hermannes Vos was allegedly electrocuted. A check by electricity officials, however, found no evidence of how the fence could have become electrified. Photo: Sakoo Police

 

PHUKET:-- Police in Phuket are waiting for a post-mortem examination by Forensic Police in Bangkok to confirm whether or not a Dutch tourist was killed by electrocution after touching a pool-side steel fence at a resort near Phuket International Airport.
 

The body of 45-year-old Herdri Henrikus Hermannes Vos (as named by police) from the Netherlands arrived at the Forensic Police headquarters in the capital last night, Lt Col Bandasak Srilert of the Sakoo Police told The Phuket News today (Aug 15).

 

“It is for finding the cause of death after Mr Herdri (sic) died after touching a steel fence beside the swimming pool at a hotel last Thursday (Aug 8),” he confirmed.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/forensic-police-to-investigate-alleged-electrocution-of-tourist-at-phuket-resort-72529.php#P16IHO8UxOJG6z6Y.97

 

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“We have not done anything with the fence as we and the police have not been able to find anything that may have caused this accident,” he added.
How strange, noting that could cause that sudden pain with a burned finger then death. And the electric shock his son felt. Its one of those Phuket -misunderstandings.
 
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An insensitive post has been reported and removed.  

 

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Posted (edited)

Saddens me whenever someone's life is ended prematurely.

Common occurrence here.

The resort will of course take no responsibility.

No Thais will take any responsibility.

If the story makes the western media, the Thais will start their spin.

Must protect the image of tourism in Thailand at all costs - even the cost of lives.

Maybe the police will be ordered to offer the family 5000 Baht or something as a "solly for inconvenient"

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Compensation will be provided for this case, but we need to wait for the police investigation results first for the insurance company,” he said.
 
IThe hotel appears to be denying that electrocution was the cause of death, in which case why should compensation be paid by the insurance company.
 
Could this statement infer that the hotel was at fault?

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If electrocution was the cause wouldn't there be entry and exit wounds?

RIP.

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1 hour ago, beechbum said:

If electrocution was the cause wouldn't there be entry and exit wounds?

RIP.

No that's called shot wounds.

 

The gate itself may be fine, but it is a nice path to ground for something else being electrified, lighting fixture, pool pump, ...

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As a property inspector in phuket everytime I go to a hotel I check around the pool. 80 percent of the time I don't allow my kids to swim. Sad. I take pictures and mention to the GM if possible.  They very seldom correct matters.

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18 minutes ago, Jan Dietz said:

No that's called shot wounds.

 

The gate itself may be fine, but it is a nice path to ground for something else being electrified, lighting fixture, pool pump, ...

As in gun shot wounds?

If so, what's that got to do with electrocution?

 

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4 hours ago, TumblinDice said:

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Great job. Electric installations should always be grounded.

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Them Forensic guys are going to be busy in Phuket

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