British Expat, 55, Electrocuted While GARDENING In Phuket

A British expat died after being electrocuted while he was GARDENING, police said today.

Paul Wilkinson, 55, had been pruning bushes outside his home on holiday island Phuket, Thailand, yesterday afternoon.

Police believe he touched exposed cables from an electricity supply metre on the other side of his garden wall.

Paul Wilkinson, 55, is wheeled into an ambulance after being electrocuted while gardening in Phuket

Paul Wilkinson, 55, is wheeled into an ambulance after being electrocuted while gardening in Phuket

His horrified daughter called rescuers after she found him collapsed on the ground at around 3.30pm.

She told police she was been inside the house while Paul was outside working in the garden when she suddenly heard him call for help.

The girl said she called neighbours for help who dialled police and ambulance crews in the Raw district of the popular tourist destination.

Police believe the British expat was electrocuted by cables from an electricity supply box

Police believe the British expat was electrocuted by cables from an electricity supply box

Paul was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors performed CPR but they were unable to revive him.

Police Colonel Kanan said officers believe Paul suffered an electric shock.

He said: ”We believe that electrical leakage from the power meter box could have somehow made it through or under the corner of the wall. Mr Wilkinson might have touched the wall while he was gardening.
”We have asked for electricians to check for any leakage from the to see if that is what caused the accident.”

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