Saturday 24 February 2018

Man dies after 36-storey plunge

Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

AN IRISHMAN plunged to his death from a 36th-floor balcony in Thailand after receiving an email to say his house in Ireland was being repossessed.

Local media reported the incident occurred at around 10pm local time on Wednesday night at the Sky Beach Condominium complex in the Chonburi region just outside Bangkok.

It is believed the 49-year-old was living in the complex with his 47-year-old Thai girlfriend who he had been seeing for the last two years.

It is understood the pair had been out celebrating the Chinese new year.

However, when they returned home from their night out the man became distressed after reading an email.

Thai media reports said that the email informed him that his property back in Ireland was being repossessed.

His girlfriend went to get a security guard, and when they returned they discovered the man standing on the balcony railing.

It is understood that the man was there for some time before he plunged to his death.

The Thai woman told the police that her boyfriend had complained about a dispute in Ireland.

The body was taken away for post-mortem examination.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs last night said it had not been asked for consular assistance on the matter.

Irish Independent

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