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More Balcony Falls in Thailand

Police and rescue workers were called out on Friday morning after reports came in that a 75 year old German woman had jumped to her death from a five story condo in Jomtien around 9am. Mrs Frieder Hornsteiner was 75 years old and lived with her husband and his Thai wife who cared for Mrs Hornsteiner as she suffered from severe mobility problems.

Late on Friday night a 28 year old Russian man fell to from his eight floor condominium in Chiang Mai Alexi Mikhailov was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The man, who was on holiday in Thailand, was staying at the Casa Condominium with his wife and child. His wife told the police that she and her husband went to bed as usual but he suddenly rose and jumped through the window. She said he had been under a lot of stress and suffered from depression, a condition he was taking medication for, however despite the medication she very often found him agitated and distressed.

When the police and rescue teams arrived the man was still breathing, however he later succumbed to his injuries in the Nakon Ping Hospital.

The police said they wanted to speak to the woman again in relation to this incident, she has expressed her wish to retrieve his body and hold a funeral in Russia

 

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