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A 58 year old Australian man has died after falling from the 8th floor of a condominium in Pattaya last night. It happened around 10pm on Thappraya Road in Nongprue. The name of the condo has not been announced.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the condo residents gathered around the area where the man fell.

The body of the Australian citizen, whose name has been withheld at this stage, was found on the ground at the base of the condo after allegedly falling from the balcony on the 8th floor of the building.

A 34 year old Laos citizen was waiting to assist police with their enquiries over the incident. He told police that he was the victim’s partner.

The police report said that both men had been drinking alcohol since earlier in the day and that “the victim was heavily intoxicated”. The two engaged in an argument which allegedly became “heated”.

The man’s partner told police that the Australian went onto the balcony and allegedly “threatened to jump”. The man then climbed onto the railing of the balcony. This had happened before, according to police.

The Lao man claims that he attempted to stop the victim from jumping but that the Australian man fell to the ground and was later pronounced dead. Police detained the Australian’s partner for additional questioning.

The body of the victim was taken to a local Pattaya hospital for a post mortem. Police will notify the Australian Ambassador and the man’s family.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Lovers’ tiff.

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      Peter

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

      Not only in bad taste but just not funny in any way.

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        Toby Andrews

        Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:19 am

        I KNEW I would offend someone!
        I was not trying to be funny.

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    Johann

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Sorry, not Australian!
    He was from Austria!

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      Nico

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Yeah true thats was my fathers friend

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    Somchai

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Any chance he could have been pushed over…or are all balcony deaths in Thailand suicide?

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      Nico

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      This guy is my fathers fuend hes from austria not austrilan man

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    John

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Murder but this isnt the west so they wont check internal bruising to see the push marks on the mans chest. They will rule suicide.

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    J West

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    The Pattaya Flying Club has initiated another member. RIP to him and all those many many who’ve preceded him. Maybe drunks should be made to wear bungee cords while the party rages.

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    Roger C

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Suicide means less paperwork.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Partner used to mean same-same. Now, because of the doing away with gender-pronouns, articles raise more questions than give answsrs.

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    crispy

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Balcony rails are lower in Th than Aus – the building reg.s.
    So easy to be admiring the view with your partner one moment and oopsidaisy there you go head over heels splash without thinking about it.

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    Mike

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:06 am

    A verdict of suicide will be ruled. A murder charge will involve lots of paperwork and some actual police work – the gathering of evidence, even forensic evidence, a trial.

    Instead the Thai police who are notoriously poorly trained, lazy and corrupt will just stand around in white vests, smoking and just assume what happened.

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      Sam C

      Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      He dead, me rich

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    Social Observer

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Suicide ? Mmm… I sure wouldn’t end my life because of an incompatible partner. I would just dump that partner and find another one. There are tens of thousands to choose from in Pattaya. Especially now.

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    not surprised

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    fall or pushed????

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    B.T.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Austrian, NOT Australian. Confusion on other news site as well – their headline: “Partner questioned after Aussie man ‘falls’ from Pattaya condo”, but article saying he was from Vienna.
    Are Austrians “Aussies” too?

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