British teacher killed in Thailand is named

HORROR: Loates was reportedly killed in a collision with a moped

Philip Peter Loates, 26, was reportedly riding the two-wheeler in the city of Chiang Mai when he collided with a lorry.

He was then flung from the Yamaha Fino, Thai media reports, before the vehicle landed on top of him.

It is believed Loates – named online as being from Essex – suffered severe head injuries before dying at the scene.

Harrowing images show the victim underneath a white blanket, with pools of blood surrounding the moped.

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Tributes have poured in online to pay tribute to Loates, who was named as teaching at the NAVA School of English in Chiang Mai.

A tribute online, posted by a member of a karate club, read: “Dear Members and Friends. I am extremely sad to report that we have lost one of our dear students and friends.

“Philip Loates a Black Belt member of the Wanstead, Chingford and Enfield Clubs had been working as an English teacher in Thailand for a short period of time.

“He was the victim of a traffic accident and sadly passed away earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Philip’s family and his many friends here and in Thailand.”

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