UPDATE: Norwegian ex-pat later pronounced dead after his house caught fire in Wichit, Phuket

Wichit, Phuket –

A 76-year-old Norwegian ex-pat that fell unconscious while his beloved dog died after his house caught fire in Wichit, Mueang Phuket district early yesterday morning (May 2nd) was later tragically pronounced dead.

Our previous story:

A Norwegian ex-pat fell unconscious while his beloved dog died after his house caught fire in Wichit, Mueang Phuket district yesterday (May 2nd) which also alarmed nearby residents.

Norwegian expat falls unconscious from smoke inhalation, beloved dog dies after house fire in Phuket

Now update:

The 76-year-old Norwegian ex-pat was later pronounced dead at Vachira Phuket Hospital late yesterday afternoon (May 2nd) and was confirmed by the Wichit Police.

The Phuket Express is still withholding his name pending embassy and family notification.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.