Brit tourist, 36, killed after crashing scooter in bin lorry in Thailand

A Brit tourist, aged 36 , has been killed and another critically injured after a scooter crashed into a bin lorry on a Thai island. The 36 year old and a 30 year old pal were trying to ride back to their hotel in the early hours of this morning. The tragedy has unfolded on Koh Samui.

The pair were on a white Honda scooter, according to reports, which careered into a bin lorry at around 1am. Rubbish truck driver Atthaphon Wichien, 42, said he called the emergency services after hearing the two men crash into the back of the industrial waste vehicle. READ MOREMeghan Markle to release explosive memoir as Royal Family left fearful

He said: "At the time of the incident, my crew and I went out to collect trash in the Chaweng beach area and were heading to the garbage disposal plant. "Suddenly there was a loud noise at the rear wheel while making a turn. So we parked and went down to look.

I saw that a motorcycle had crashed and found two tourists injured. I immediately called the police and informed them of what happened. I am very sorry."

Lieutenant Colonel Chatchavil Nakmousik said: "From the initial investigation, we found that the two vehicles were travelling in the same direction. The garbage truck was in the front." "The rider tried to overtake the garbage truck but was not able to, leading to a collision.

We will summon the truck driver and also the injured tourist for questioning. We will also be checking through the CCTV," he added. READ NEXT

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