THE Ukraine Ambassador to Thailand Mr. Andrii Beshta, 45, died while vacationing on Koh Lipe island, Satun province, before dawn today (May 30) but initially there were no signs of anything suspicious having occurred, TV Channel 7 said.
Koh Lipe police station’s deputy inspector Pol. Lt. Col. Bedan Saripa was informed at approximately 5.30 a.m. of a death occurring at Bu-nga Resort so went there with a team to investigate
Upon arrival at the resort they both found Mr Beshta’s body and his son, Mr. Ostap Beshta, who was sharing his room.
His son related that the ambassador had come into the room to sleep at 11 p.m. as he normally does but at 4.30 p.m. he vomited and lost consciousness and later died.
Police found no signs of tampering at the scene with there being no traces of struggle. The ambassador’s body was taken to Koh Lipe Hospital where the medical examiner said initially there were no traces of injuries on his body. It was presumed that he had died of heart failure.
Later at 11 a.m. Satun Governor Mr. Ekarat Lishenand and Pol. Maj. Gen. Arus Saengchan, head of Satun police, and other senior officials took his body to Satun Hospital for a detailed autopsy.
After this was completed his body was kept there as officials liaised with his wife to find out what to do next.
Pol. Maj. Geng Arus said initial investigation showed no sign of struggle but he would personally go to again inspect the scene of the death on Koh Lipe after which would give a press briefing.
A composite photo showing Ukraine Ambassador Mr. Andrii Beshta’s body, right, and police officers at the resort where he died. Thai headline says, “Ukraine Ambassador dies at Koh Lipe resort.” Credit: TV Channel 7