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Japanese man dies after jumping from Bangkok hotel, landing on parked car


A Japanese man has died after he jumped from a Bangkok hotel, landing on a car parked below.

Khaosod English reports that at around 1 am on Monday, April 15, Lumpini police were alerted to a man who had jumped from a hotel on Soi Sukhumvit 2, in the Klong Toei district of the capital.

It’s understood that prior to the incident, the man had been alone at the hotel. At around 00.45, he went to the fire escape on the 7th floor and jumped.

According to the report, the man hit the roof and windscreen of a Toyota car parked below, denting the roof and smashing the windscreen.

Police found no signs of forced entry during a search of the man’s room and it is assumed he took his own life. However, his body was transferred to Chulalongkorn Hospital, where an autopsy is being carried out.

The dead man has been named only as 54 year old Mr Ito. It’s understood the Japanese embassy are providing support to his family and arranging to have his body returned to them.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

SOURCE: Khaosod English

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