A Phuket-Pattalung bus driver has been found dead in his bus at a gas station in Phuket Town on Wednesday.
Phuket police were notified about the discovery at a gas station on Damrong Road in Phuket Town at 11am.
Police and rescue workers found 52-year-old Surat Nooklin lying on the back seat with no vital signs. His body was taken to Vachira Hospital.
His assistant, 18-year-old Danit Hattong, told police: “We arrived here from Pattalung last night [June 12] at 9pm. The bus driver was drinking brandy until 10pm. After that, he slept on the back seat of the bus while I slept on the front seat. The fans were turned on. We had planned to depart Phuket to Pattalung at 1.15pm today. But when I awoke this morning I found that the driver was dead.”
The police said the driver was tired from the long drive, the weather was hot and he had been drinking alcohol. Police said they are continuing their investigation.