PHUKET: A Myanmar national fell off the back of a pick-up truck and died on the road in Mai Khao in front of his wife and son yesterday afternoon.

Saw Aung, 42, and four other Myanmar nationals, including his wife and son, were being taken to Takua Pa, Phang Nga to buy supplies when the front driver-side tyre of the truck they were riding in burst.

“The tyre exploded and I lost control,” said the group’s 45-year-old employer, Jakkrawuth Phadungsab.