German expat dies from electrocution while installing a fan in the Pattaya area

Banglamung –

A German man has died from electrocution while he was installing a fan at his home in Nongprue today.

Captain Pinyaluck Sinworawiwat of the Nongprue Police was notified of the incident at a house in a housing estate in Nongprue at 2:00 P.M. this afternoon (January 29th).

Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of a 68-year-old German man (The Pattaya News is withholding his name pending family and embassy notification.).

His body was found in the ceiling with wires around his legs. A ladder and various tools were found nearby. His body was pulled down from the ceiling by rescue staff.

His girlfriend, Ms. Jitta Chalard, 35, told Nongprue police, “I had warned him not to go up in the celling to install a fan inside a bathroom and wanted to call a handyman. He was insistent, however, that he could do it himself and save money.”

“He had already cut off the electric at the safety breaker box. While he was connecting wires, there were some sparks before he was electrocuted.” Jitta concluded.

A full autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death and the incident remains under investigation, Nongprue police added.

Story by The Pattaya News

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.