Korean man dies in condo plunge

Korean man dies in condo plunge

A Korean man plunged to death from the 26th floor of a 29-storey luxury condominium in Bangkok Tuesday, reportedly while posing for pictures on his balcony, police said.

Pol Lt Athipong Sirpho, a duty officer at at Thonglor police station, said police investigators, officers from the Scientific Crime Detection Division and workers of a charity foundation went to the condominium after being informed of the incident in the Sukhumvit area shortly after noon.

They found the body of the mid-30s man, whose named is being withheld, lying at the entrance of the condominium's parking lot.

According to witness accounts, the man came alone to rent a room on the 26th floor on Jan 4.

On Tuesday morning he called a masseuse for a traditional Thai massage.  After the service, he asked the masseuse to take pictures of him in the condo for memorabilia.  After two shots, the man went outside the room to pose for pictures at the balcony.  While posing, he slipped and fell off.

The police were investigating the masseuse while waiting for an autopsy result to establish the cause of the death.

The Korean embassy would be asked to contact his relatives to take the body.

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