Belgian Man Dies After Allegedly Slipping and Falling While Trying to Stop an Argument in Patong


A Belgian man has died after he allegedly slipped and fell with his head making contact to the ground while he was trying to stop his friend who was arguing with a Thai man in Patong.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified from the Patong Hospital that a 31-year-old Belgian man had been pronounced dead at the hospital (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification.).

The victim’s unidentified friend told Patong police that he and the victim were arguing with a Thai man at an apartment in Soi Nanai in Patong. The Belgian man was trying to stop a heated verbal argument between his friend and the Thai. The Belgian man reportedly ran for unknown reasons before slipping and falling with his head making contact with the ground. He was taken to the Patong Hospital with a Tuk Tuk taxi.

The nature of the argument and the identity of the Thai man were not made available by police.

The Patong Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of death.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.