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Patient dies after jumping from balcony at Chumphon hospital

Tanutam Thawan

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PHOTO: Khet Udomsak Hospital

A distressed patient diagnosed with colon cancer has died after jumping from the 4th floor of a hospital in Chumphon’s main city district last night.

Police say 53 year old Boonchuay Disapong died of his injuries after being rushed to the ICU unit following the fall.

He had been admitted to the Khet Udomsak Hospital and doctors were preparing to operate to remove cancer from his colon. Police said the man walked to the balcony at the back of his room, following a list from his relatives, and jumped.

 

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