Liu Zhua Ngkao
The holiday of a Chinese couple came to an abrupt end when the husband was found dead in the bed of his Pattaya hotel room early Thursday morning.
His wife woke up that morning looking forward to yet another day in the popular tourist city in the Longma Pattaya Hotel, a one star hotel, close to Jomtien Beach in Chon Buri province.
She tried to wake up her sleeping husband in the next bed, but 67-year-old Liu Zhua Ngkao, did not respond. His distraught wife panicked and called the hotel receptionist who rushed to room 8113 where the couple had been staying. He quickly ascertained that there was nothing they could do. Mr Liu Zhua Ngkao was already dead.
The investigator from Na Jomtien Provincial Police Station, additional officers and an emergency physician made their way to Longma Pattaya Hotel to examine the death. Pol Capt Pongsawad Mormongkun told reporters: “We were notified by the staff of the hotel at 6:50 in the morning. Mr Liu Zhua Ngkao was lying motionless on his bed. He was wearing a checkered shirt and trousers. We briefly examining the body, but coulf find no sign of injury or violence.”
Police learned that the couple was part of a Chinese tour group which ought to have arrived in Thailand on April 9, but ended up landing at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on April 11.
On Wednesday, the day before Mr Liu Zhua Ngkao’s death, the tour group went to the island of Koh Lan for an extended dinner returning to their hotel at about 20:00. Members of the group described Mr Liu Zhua Ngkao’s condition during this time as normal and healthy.
Pol Capt Pongsawad released a statement saying, “We still can’t say for sure what caused the death. However, we believe that Mr Ngkao suffered a heart attack in the middle of the night and this is the likely cause of his death.”
A posting on Facebook claimed that Mr Liu Zhua Ngkao and his wife were due to return to China on April 13. However, Farang Deaths finds this rather unlikely.
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