British woman dies after falling from tuk tuk in Thailand

She is the second woman to have died on Phuket's roads in a week

Samuel Osborne
Sunday 20 December 2015 16:12
The woman fell of a tuk tuk at a curve in the road
The woman fell of a tuk tuk at a curve in the road

A British woman has died after falling off the back of a tuk tuk in Thailand.

She was on the way back to her hotel on Phuket Island around 3am, after spending the night on Patong's Bangla Road.

Yongyut Damkong, the driver of the tuk tuk reported the incident to police around 3.30am.

"The couple had been on Bangla Road and were heading to their hotel on Surin Beach," Police Lieutenant Prasert Thongphrom told

"The tuk tuk driver reported that the couple had an argument about which tuk tuk to take and finally decided on the one [driven by Mr Yongyut]."

Mr Yongyurt told police he was driving around 40km/h when the woman fell at a corner near the Kubo Muslim cemetery in Kamala's Moo 1.

She was rushed to Vachira Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

"The tuk tuk driver ha passed an alcohol test, but we still have yet to test the victim or her partner," said Lieutenant Thongphrom.

The Mirror reports that she is the second British woman to have died on Phuket's roads within a week.

A 32-year-old woman died last Sunday after she was thrown from the back of a motorbike.