Swedish deaths in Thailand reached an all-time high in 2012

One-hundred-and-five Swedes died in Thailand last year, a number almost twice the 55 reported deaths that befell Swedes traveling in the Kingdom back in 2007. According to Pär Kågeby, of the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, many traffic accidents involving Swedes occurred during the first half of 2012. Another possible cause behind the rise in Swedish deaths is that Thailand is becoming a popular retirement location for Swedes, who spend their latter years in the Kingdom before passing away from natural causes.

Unfortunately, the number of Swedes who die in Thailand seems to be increasing, as 28 Swedish nationals have died in the Kingdom during the first three months of 2013. Similar to previous years, the leading causes of these deaths were suicide, accidents and natural causes. ScandAsia reports that on average, five Swedes in Thailand commit suicide every year.

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