One Russian Tourist Dies in Motorbike Accident in Phuket, Brother Survives

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Phuket —

Two Russian brothers crashed their motorbike on a steep road in Phuket’s Thalang district. The older brother passed away on the spot while his younger brother was badly injured.

The accident occurred on Saturday, April 8th, at 4:30 PM near the Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket. The older brother, Mr. Maksim, 36, who was driving the motorbike, passed away after his vehicle crashed. His younger sibling, Mr. Andrei, 32, survived the crash and was rushed to the Wachira Phuket Hospital.

Rescue teams withheld their last names from the press pending contact to their family and embassy.

According to Phuket police, the surviving victim sat on the back of the motorbike and he was seriously injured. The officers assumed that the two traveled to the Patong area to visit Bang Tao Beach. On the way back to their hotel, Maksim might have failed to navigate a curve and fallen off a nearby cliff to his death.

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Police said the Russian tourists might be unfamiliar with the road. The victim’s body was transported to a local hospital.

The authorities are coordinating with the Russian Embassy to return the body to his family in Russia and plan to interview the surviving brother when he recovers.

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