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German dies as locals assume he is drunk and leave him on the ground

At 3.30am, on the morning of October 5, Pattaya police were called to the scene for what appeared to be a mystery death in front of the Community Pharmacy Boonkanchana 10/9 Soi Watboonkanchanaram, Pattaya.

There Sawang Boriboon medics attended the body of fifty-six-year old German national, Mr Frank Butter, who was laying on the ground. He appeared to have been foaming at the mouth.

Medics estimated he had been dead for three-hours and there was no sign of any struggle, violence or injury.

Officers crucially discovered an asthma spray in his pocket and this was taken as evidence.

Thirty-one year old food vendor, Ms Kanchana Chomchuen, said that as she was preparing food she had seen Mr Butter hanging onto the railing as though he was drunk. She watched as he fell.

She assumed he was drunk and left him there. It was only when she was packing up for the night that she went across to try and wake him, only to realize he was dead.

Officers are assuming he had gone to the pharmacy to buy more asthma spray only to find it closed, had a seizure and died outside.

The body has been sent for autopsy to establish the cause of death.

Report by Pattaya One News Team.

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