Student falls to death from BTS station

Student falls to death from BTS station

Police at Pu Chao skytrain station, shortly after a student fell to his death there n Sunday evening. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)
Police at Pu Chao skytrain station, shortly after a student fell to his death there n Sunday evening. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

SAMUT PRAKAN: A vocational student fell to his death from Pu Chao skytrain station to the footpath below, on Sukhumvit road in Muang district on Sunday evening.

His death was reported to Sam Rong Nua police about 7pm, Pol Lt Pongsakorn Inkong said.

Police sent to the scene reported finding the young man lying face up on the footpath near a bus stop underneath Pu Chao BTS station on Sukhumvit road in tambon Sam Rong Nua. He had multiple broken bones.

According to an ID card found on the body he was Kitsana Chanthawong, 22, a first-year student of electrical mechanics at Bangkok College of Technology in Phra Khanong, Bangkok.

The body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute at the Police General Hospital for an autopsy.

Security camera recordings showed the student had paced back and forth on the third floor of the BTS station from 5pm for over an hour, before climbing over a barrier and then falling to the ground below .

Sakol Saibua, a waiting motorcycle taxi driver, told police he was startled by the sound of something hitting the ground hard. He then saw  a young man lying on the footpath near the bus stop. He called police.

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