Employee Saengdara Pinphetr, 43, said Chalit frequently stopped into the pool hall after dropping off tourists. Before he died, he’d been working on the bus and came into shower and rest. Suddenly, she said, he suffered some sort of seizure and collapse.
Other bus drivers, thinking the seizure might be contagious, fled, leaving the man on the floor to die. The body was transferred to Banglamung Hospital for autopsy.