British go-kart mechanic dies of apparent suicide


A British mechanic died of an apparent suicide at the Pattaya go-kart track where he worked.

Mike Ord, 65, was found hanging from a nylon rope at the Mini Siam Superkart Racing Track Nov. 1. There were no indications of foul play leading to the South Tyneside native’s death and he’d been dead about four to five hours.

Race track staffer Buncha Praorbsukh, 31, said Ord was a mechanic at the track, but had been complaining recently about relationship problems with his girlfriend and family issues at home.