Finnish man seriously hurt in fall from Pattaya building

Finnish man seriously hurt in fall from Pattaya building

Rescue workers give first aid to a Finnish national found lying seriously injured on the ground floor of a building he was said to own that is under renovation in Soi BJ. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Rescue workers give first aid to a Finnish national found lying seriously injured on the ground floor of a building he was said to own that is under renovation in Soi BJ. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA - A Finnish national was found lying seriously injured on the ground floor of a two-storey building under renovation in south Pattaya early on Tuesday morning.

Police said Hussein Maher, 61, was believed to have fallen from the second floor.

The Sawang Boribun Thammasathan rescue unit’s radio centre was advised around 2.30am that a foreign man had fallen from the second floor of Midnight Mall on Soi BJ in tambon Nong Preu of Bang Lamung district.

When a rescue team arrived at the scene the man was still lying on lthe floor, breathing shallowly, police said. The man was given first aid before he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police said an unidentified friend of the victim told the authorities that Mr Maher was the owner of the building and had possibly missed a step and fallen while inspecting the renovations. 

Mr Maher was still unable to speak to police. 


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