Russian tourist and two Thai men killed in motorbike accident on Koh Samui
A Russian tourist was killed after the motorcycle they were riding was involved in a head on collision with another motorcycle on Koh Samui.
The fatal crash which happened before 11pm on Thursday evening in Bo Phut also resulted in the deaths of two Thai men. Another Thai man was seriously injured.
Police and rescue workers attending the scene found the two motorcycles in the middle of the road, surrounded by debris.
According to witnesses the Russian tourist was riding a black Honda PCX at high speed around a corner when it collided head on with the motorcycle which the three Thai men were travelling on.
All four were thrown from the motorcycles, with the three victims reportedly being killed instantly. Another Thai man was rushed to Koh Samui Hospital for emergency surgery. His current condition is unknown.
Police said they were awaiting toxicology reports to see if any of the victims had been under the influence of alcohol.
There was some confusion regarding the identity of the Russian tourist.
Thai media identified him as Vitalii Manshin.
However, a Russian language news site claimed the victim was Iya Lukyanov, 28, while Mr Manshin is the person the black Honda PCX is registered to.
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