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Phongsak Buakham

Age 45

18 Apr 2024
Ban Pong, Ratchaburi (Thailand)

Phongsak Buakham

Phongsak and her boyfriend died by suicide.

A transgender village head and her boyfriend allegedly yesterday [died by] suicide in a car parked outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in the central province of Ratchaburi.

A 7-Eleven member of staff, Thatsaya Saetang, contacted Ban Pong Police Station officers at about 4pm yesterday, April 18 after she found the people unconscious in the car.

Thatsaya explained that she noticed a white Toyota Fortuner parked in front of the store for about 20 minutes without anyone getting out. Then, she heard the engine revving up twice, which raised her suspicion.

Thatsaya found the act suspicious and went to check on it. She looked through the car window and found both the driver and passenger unconscious inside.

The driver was identified as the transgender village leader of Suan Kluay sub-district, 45 year old Phongsak Buakham. The passenger, believed to be her boyfriend, was identified as 45 year old Suppasate Suppasak-anan.

Police and medical professionals from Ban Pong Hospital arrived at the scene and forcibly entered the vehicle. Phongsak and Suppasate were unconscious and bleeding from their noses and mouths. They were rushed to the hospital but were pronounced dead upon arrival.

Report added: 19 Apr 2024. Last updated: 4 May 2024

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