Bus driver collapses, dies in pool hall

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A tour bus driver died after suffering a seizure at a Pattaya pool hall.

Police pronounced Chalit Aranchalathorn, 58, dead at the unnamed parlor located next to a tour bus parking lot on Soi Phettrakul in Naklua Sept. 5. Officers found no signs he was attacked.

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.