PHUKET: A resort employee in Karon who was helping tourists cross the street was struck and killed by a Russian motorcyclist on Friday morning.

Sayun Sarawaree, 37, a security guard with Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, was stopping traffic on Patak Road West so that tourists could get to the beach, said Sub Lt Niphon Temsang of the Karon Police.

Russian motorcyclist Arkadii Iakovlev, 29, apparently didnít understand what Mr Sayun was doing and crashed into him, witnesses said.