Elderly woman falls to death from Bangkok condominium

Elderly woman falls to death from Bangkok condominium

A woman, 77, died in a fall from this 15-storey condominium building in Bangkok's Bang Khen district on Thursday morning. (Capture from MCOT TV)
A woman, 77, died in a fall from this 15-storey condominium building in Bangkok's Bang Khen district on Thursday morning. (Capture from MCOT TV)

A 77-year-old woman fell to her death from a condominium building in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district on Thursday morning after a worried relative took her in to keep her free of the coronavirus.

Surinee Dokkaew, 77, was found dead about 6am on the ground at the base of the 15-storey building on Chaeng Wattana Road, said Pol Maj Than Burnachai, investigation chief at Bang Khen police station.

She was neatly dressed in a light blue khor krachao shirt (a round-neck sleeveless shirt) and black trousers, Thai media reported.

Police went to the room she was staying in on the 10th floor, and found a plastic chair near the window. 

Relatives told police she had no husband and stayed alone at her house. A worried granddaughter took her in at her condo room to keep her free of the coronavirus disease.

On Thursday morning, the granddaughter went out, leaving the woman alone in the room.  A tenant in a building opposite saw the elderly woman sitting on the edge of the open window, swinging her legs. She then fell to her death.

Police said it appeared the woman committed suicide, possibly because she was stressed by events. They were questioning relatives to find out more.


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