A 44-year-old French expat and owner of a tour company in Pattaya, named as Francois Poncet, was electrocuted and killed as he was trying to repair a water pump in his house in East Pattaya Thursday night.
ThaiVisa.com reports that the foreigner’s body was found by police and rescue workers “in the one-storey twin house lying on his back inside the water pump room. His left hand was burned by the short-circuit.”
The Frenchman’s 27-year-old pregnant Laotian wife told police that her husband had been
about to take shower when he found that there was no water so he went to check the water pump.The wife said when Poncet did not return into the house after a while, she went out to check and found that he was lying unconscious in the pump room. She called for help from a neighbor who found that her husband had already died.
cut the power to the house but Mr. Poncet had already died.