PHUKET: A Russian tourist died in a fall from an interior balcony at a holiday rental home in Kathu, central Phuket, early yesterday morning.

Thung Thong Police received a report at 2:45am that Russian tourist Anton Oleynikov, 32, had died in the fall at the private residence at Loch Palm.

Police Duty Officer Chana Suttimard said that Mr Oleynikov and his friends had rented the large home where Mr Oleynikov had occupied an upstairs room,” said Lt Col Chana.

The body is now at Patong Hospital awaiting medical examination.

Police have informed the Russian Embassy of the incident.