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Two Russian tourists killed in Patong Hill crash

Two Russian tourists died following a crash on Patong Hill on Sunday night.

Patong police were notified at 10.30pm of the incident on Phra Baramee road, at the hairpin curve on the way up the hill from Kathu.

Emergency responders arrived and found a damaged passenger pickup truck, driven by 47-year-old Thavorn Glasueak, and a motorbike on the road nearby.

Two male foreign tourists were taken to Patong Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

They were later identified as 29- and 31-year-old Russian nationals.

At this stage, police believe the motorbike being ridden by the tourists lost control on the tight curve and collided with the pickup.

Thavorn tested negative to an alcohol breath test carried out by the police.

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