11 July 2024

Three men were found dead on the street in Bangkok yesterday (Tuesday), one of them posthumously tested positive for COVID-19, according to rescue workers.

The first victim, a man about 50 years old, was found lying on the road near Bovornnivet Temple at about 10am after he had collapsed. Rescue workers tried to administer oxygen to the victim, but he died later.

Rescue workers suspect that the man was infected with COVID-19 and sealed off that section of the road with steel barriers and put up a warning sign.

The body was left on the road until about 10pm, when another team of rescue workers, dressed in PPE, arrived to remove it and sprayed the scene with disinfectant.

Another body, a 60-year-old man, was found in front of the Sueksaphan Panich store on Rajdamnoen Avenue yesterday evening. His body was removed from the scene at about 10.30pm and it is yet to be confirmed whether the victim was infected with the COVID-19 virus.

The third, a man aged about 40, was found lying dead on Rama 4 Road, in front of a department store. A swab test found him negative of the coronavirus.