Italian man plunges to death at Bangkok’s Sanam Pao BTS Station

Police try revive the injured Italian after he fell from the BTS station above Phahon Yothin Road. Picture courtesy of Bangkok Post.

An unexpected tragedy transpired at Bangkok’s Sanam Pao BTS Station in Phaya Thai district when a 34 year old Italian man plummeted to his death on Tuesday morning. The critical incident was confirmed by the local police force.

According to Police Captain Charoen Sookmark of Phaya Thai police, the unnamed Italian man plummeted near the entrance ramp of the Skytrain station on Phahon Yothin Road, a location close to the 2nd Cavalry Division, the King’s Guard. The distressing event was reported to the police around 8am, today, November 14.

The dead man was clothed in a T-shirt, jeans, and trainers and had a green jacket tied around his waist at the time of the incident.

Despite the quick response and efforts of emergency personnel at the scene, attempts to resuscitate the man proved futile. Meanwhile, the police managed the morning rush traffic to keep the situation under control.

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Eyewitness accounts suggest that the man had been present on the Skytrain platform since 6am and his death was a result of a deliberate jump, as reported by Pol. Capt. Charoen.

The Italian consulate has been duly informed about the unfortunate incident and the deceased’s body has been transported to Ramathibodi Hospital for the necessary autopsy procedures. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are currently analysing security camera footage from the area as part of their ongoing investigation.

This distressing incident underscores the need for increased vigilance and mental health support within the community. With investigations underway, more information is expected to come to light in the coming days, reported Bangkok Post.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai), or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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