PHUKET: A hotel maid died at a Phuket resort yesterday afternoon when her neck was broken by a service lift being activated while she was leaning inside, trying to retrieve a clothes iron.

Karon Police arrived at the Phuket Peach Blossom Resort in Karon to find the body of Jaruwan Prasit, 21, inside the lift shaft, lying on top of the service elevator.

“It took Ruamjai Foundation rescue workers almost two hours to recover the body,” Karon Police Deputy Superintendent Pachai Matthayan told the Phuket Gazette.