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.”