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Holidaymakers were left shocked and in horror when they found parts of a human body that had been caught under their car when they stopped to get some petrol in Khao Saming

The horrible find was reported to the Sawang Sawai PTT gas station at around 6:30 in the morning on Friday, Police Captain Yodkhom Inkhai, a duty officer at Khao Saming, said.

Emergency responders along with the police were sent to the scene and reported that there was a human body that had been trapped underneath a Honda Jazz with Bangkok licence plates. There was no evidence that the car  had run into anything

Thai media had reported that a torso, arms and legs had been found, however no head was found under the car.

The driver of the Honda Saharat Ploykhrut, 29, of Pathum Thani had told Police Captain Yodkhom the he and his nine friends had been travelling together in four cars.

They had all left Pathum Thani province on the Thursday night as they were all going for a long weekend on Koh Chang in Trat.

When they was about to drive away from the gas station, one of the friends had noticed what looked like a body of some sort under his car.

Mr Saharat and his friends had first thought that it was just a dead dog. As he slowly backed up the car away from the remains they were shocked to find a human body.

Mr Saharat and his girlfriend reported that he and his friends has seen what they thought was a dog carcass  on the road about 34km before they had reached the gas station. As it was dark, visabilty had been an issue and they could not clearly see what it was. Mr Saharat’s car had been the last of the four vehicles past the spot.

Holidaymaker Saharat Ploykhrut stands beside his car, checking his driver’s licence, as a police officer examines the Honda Jazz, found to have a human body caught underneath it. There were no marks indicating the car had hit anything. (Photo: Jakkrit Waewkraihong)

Earlier, the Sawang Boonchuay rescue foundation in Trat had directed rescue workers to the scene of a reported road accident in nearby Khlung district of Chanthaburi province at around 4.30am on Friday.

The rescue workers had not found anything else on the road.

They began a fresh search later on Friday morning and found parts from a human body scattered along Sukhumvit Road and on the roadside. They collected the remains, hoping they could identify the body and inform relatives.

Pol Capt Yodkhom said Mr Saharat’s Honda car would be thoroughly examined at the police station. The other three vehicles also showed no signs of having hit anything.

The 10 holidaymakers from Pathum Thani said they would continue their journey to Koh Chang as planned, but in three cars. They would return to the police station to get Mr Saharat’s car after their holiday.

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