PHUKET: The electrocution of 45-year-old Russian tourist Fedor Samsonov at a high-end Phuket resort last night has prompted an investigation by police and a full-scale safety inspection of the resort’s electrical system.

“This is very tragic and we feel very much for the family,” said Lars Ydmark, of resort management company Tri-Asia, which manages the Dewa Karon Beach Resort.

The incident was caused by an unsecured wire on the bridge over the pool, he explained.