Vietnamese tourist, son die in Pattaya holiday, cause unknown

By Trung Hieu, Thanh Nien News

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A photo of Ngo Duc Tuan and his two sons. Tuan and one of the boys died during a holiday trip in Pattaya, Thailand, on May 2. Photo courtesy of FPT Trading

Thai police are still investigating the deaths of a Vietnamese tourist and his four-year-old son at a hotel in Pattaya early this month, according to the Vietnamese embassy in Thailand.
The police in Pattaya said the result of investigations will be announced within 45 days after their deaths.
On May 2, Ngo Duc Tuan, 37, his wife, known only as Oanh, and their two sons joined Oanh’s company for a holiday trip to Thailand.
After arriving in Pattaya, their group of 40 people had dinner at a local hotel, of which the name was withheld, and returned to their rooms to rest at around 9 p.m. the same day.
One hour later, Tuan’s four-year-old son woke up and kept saying that he was very tired and wanted to vomit.
Tuan had from the same symptoms and also had diarrhea.
Their condition got worse and they were rushed to a local hospital at 2 a.m. on May 3.
Two hours later, the boy died.
Tuan was still conscious in the morning and told everyone about his stomachache the previous night, but his condition got worse in the afternoon.
He died at around 3 p.m. on May 3.
As soon as he died, police in Pattaya blocked the hotel and conducted autopsies on the two.
Other members of the tourist group suspected that he and his son may have died of food poisoning.
Oanh said Tuan and his son were both healthy and did not have any health problems.
The bodies of the two victims were brought back to Vietnam on Thursday.

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