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Japanese Tourist Found “Drugged And Robbed” in Pathumthani Province



Mr. Yamamoto Keichi, a tourist from Kyoto, Japan


BANGKOK – A Japanese man was found unconscious at a bus stop in Pathumthani Province early this morning.

Rescue workers who responded to the call detailed the identity of the man as Mr. Yamamoto Keichi, a tourist from Kyoto, Japan. He is currently admitted to St. Carlos Hospital.

His passport and a mobile phone were found on his person when the rescue workers arrived at the scene, reports say. Doctors at
St. Carlos Hospital said he had been drugged, his money stolen, before the suspects left him at the bus stop. Due to his condition, he could not yet give details to police about what had exactly happened.

Our correspondent added that another foreign tourist was found at the same road in Pathumthani after he was drugged and robbed late last year.

Pathumthani province is located directly north of Bangkok and is part of the Bangkok metropolis. In many parts the boundary between the two provinces is not noticeable anymore, since both sides of the boundary are being equally urbanized. Pathum Thani town is the administrative seat, but Ban Rangsit, seat of Thanyaburi district, is the largest populated place within the provincial boundary.

Pathum Thani is an old province filled with multiple temples, parks and areas to experience Mon culture. A lot of the modern knowledge, culture and history are presented in the museums and temples. The most famous amusement park in Thailand, Dream World, is also set there. In addition, it is a source of Mon culture and traditions by the Chaophaya River that shows the special characteristic of their culture. It is a perfect place for travelling in various styles near Bangkok.

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