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FO examines reports of Briton 'dead at Thai shooting range'

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The Foreign Office says it is urgently investigating reports that a British man has died at a shooting range in Thailand.

Local reports from the southern resort island of Phuket say a British man died after turning a pistol on himself.

The Foreign Office (FO) could not confirm the reports.

An FO spokesman said: "We are urgently working with the authorities in Thailand to establish whether a British national has died in Phuket."

The Bangkok Post, quoted a taxi driver who said the man had hailed him near a local resort and asked to be taken somewhere where he could shoot. He had shown no signs of stress while in the taxi, the driver said.

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