Thursday 27 July 2017

Irish man killed in Thailand road collision was working as a teacher

Wat Rong Khun Temple, Chiang Rai province, Thailand
Wat Rong Khun Temple, Chiang Rai province, Thailand

Catherine Devine and Luke Byrne

An Irish man who died after a road collision in Thailand on Tuesday night has been named locally.

John Malone, who is in his 30s and originally from Co Longford, was working as an English teacher in Thailand.

The school where Mr Malone was teaching, The Learning Centre, Chiangrai, posted a touching tribute to him, along with a video.

"We have lost today one of our beloved teachers, John Malone.

"John was at the heart of TLC team, helping in every way with his usual smile and happy attitude. You will always be in our hearts. RIP John," it said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is aware of the incident and is providing consular assistance.

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