Finnish man falls to death at Suvarnabhumi

Finnish man falls to death at Suvarnabhumi

Tourist seen using mobile phone shortly before jumping from sixth floor inside passenger terminal

Medical staff give first aid to a Finnish man after he fell from the sixth floor in the outbound zone at the Suvarnabhumi airport passenger terminal on Friday night. He sustained broken legs and multiple fractures and was pronounced dead later at a hospital. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)
Medical staff give first aid to a Finnish man after he fell from the sixth floor in the outbound zone at the Suvarnabhumi airport passenger terminal on Friday night. He sustained broken legs and multiple fractures and was pronounced dead later at a hospital. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

A Finnish man died after he fell from the sixth floor of the passenger terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday night.

The tourist was found lying face-up with broken legs and multiple fractures on the fourth floor in the outbound passenger Zone F in front of a Thai Airways International ticket booth when tourist police arrived after being alerted at around 9.30pm.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was still breathing when medical staff gave him first aid. He was rushed to Samitivej Srinakharin Hospital before he was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Police said the Finnish national had entered the country on Sept 8 with a 30-day visa before extending his stay until Nov 6. Before the fatal fall, the man was seen using a mobile phone in front of a ticket booth on the sixth floor. He reportedly jumped from the sixth floor and landed to the fourth floor.

Investigators have informed the Finnish embassy about the incident.


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