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Ukranian falls to death in Surat Thani

Police at the scene where a 36-year-old Ukranian was found lying dead after falling from the rooftop of this old 17-storey hotel, left abandoned for over 10 years, in Surat Thani's Muang district on Thursday morning. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)

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SURAT THANI: A 36-year-old Ukranian fell to his death from the rooftop of an empty hotel in Muang district on Thursday morning.

The man's body was found on the ground in front of abandoned Southern Star Hotel on Chon Kasem Road.

The hotel has been closed for more than 10 years.

The man's death was reported about 7.30am. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives. 

Police said a red backpack containing clothes and other personal effects, two beer bottles, a white jacket, a motorcycle key and a key to a room at Thai Rungruang Hotel was found on the roof of the 17-storey building.

The man checked in at Thai Rungruang Hotel on the night of July 27 with a Thai woman. They had travelled from Chumphon province. 

On July 29, the man told hotel staff he would continue his stay at the hotel alone.  

“An initial examination of the body and the scene of the incident shows no traces of a struggle. Investigators believe the man walked to this hotel from the hotel where he stayed. He went up to the rooftop and drank beer before he fell," police said. 

"The body will be sent to Surat Thani Hospital for post-mortem examination to find out the exact cause of the death, and whether it was a suicide or murder," police said. 

Vocabulary:

abandoned (adj): left and no longer used - ร้าง, ที่ถูกละทิ้ง

personal effects : the things that a person owns and carries with them some place -

post-mortem : a medical examination of the body of a dead person in order to find out how they died - การชันสูตร

struggle : a difficult fight or an attempt to defeat someone - การต่อสู้เพื่อความอยู่รอด

suicide : the action of deliberately killing yourself - การฆ่าตัวตาย

withheld (verb): to deliberately not give something to someone - ไม่เปิดเผย, ไม่อนุญาต, ระงับ, ถอนกลับ

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