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Thai police investigating death of foreign woman in Phuket

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An officer inspects the spot where a Swiss woman was found dead in Phuket on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Thai police are investigating after the body of a foreign woman was found at a secluded spot on the southern island of Phuket on Thursday. Thai media, quoting police, said the dead woman was a 57- year-old Swiss national. (AP Photo)

An officer inspects the dwelling the put a Swiss woman used to be found boring in Phuket on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Thai police are investigating after the body of a foreign woman used to be found at a secluded dwelling on the southern island of Phuket on Thursday. Thai media, quoting police, said the boring woman used to be a 57- year-used Swiss national. (AP Portray) (Uncredited/AP)

BANGKOK — An investigation is underway in Thailand after the body of a Swiss woman used to be found Thursday at a secluded dwelling on the southern island of Phuket.

Thai media reported that the woman’s partly clothed body used to be lying face down in a rock crevice shut to a waterfall and regarded to were hid by a sheet. Personal documents nearby showed she used to be 57 years used.

The circumstances of the death weren’t instantly determined, but Thai Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanee Sangrat said in a message posted to an online media crew that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai had contacted the Swiss ambassador to explicit his condolences “on the abolish of a Swiss woman in Phuket.”

Tanee said the Phuket governor has promised an instantaneous investigation and post-mortem.

The Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs said in an email it used to be conscious of the death of “an alleged Swiss citizen” in Phuket and that the sufferer had no longer but been definitively identified. The Swiss Embassy in Bangkok used to be in contact with Thai authorities, it said, while declining to comment extra for privateness reasons.

Thai police gain no longer but commented.

Linked Press writer Jamey Keaten in Geneva contributed to this document.

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