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Yet another death after falling from a balcony this time in Bangkok

In the early hours of Thursday the 9th of January a Finnish man died after falling from the 28th floor of a condominium in Bangkok.

Pol Lt Annop Sinsuebphol identified the man as Mika Uha Aalholm, 44 and the owner of the condominium Unit 791.

A Thai man, Pridi Boonmongkol, 41, who was visibly drunk and unconscious, was found next to the body by Police investigators from Bang Phlad Police Station, he had serious cuts on his left wrist. It has been reported that he had been arguing in the apartment with Aalholm and broke a glass window in his anger after which he jumped from the balcony. Mr. Pridi had then rushed down to where Aalholm’s body landed, in a miniature garden on the 5th floor of luxury condo complex, where he passed out with grief.

Investigators questioned Sko Kallervo, 49, a Finnish partner who was married to Aalholm, in the room, where police found traces of blood believed to belong to the Thai man. Kallervo said he had been living with Aalholm, a resident of Thailand, since Aalholm bought the condo in 2008. Kallervo said Aalholm had just been diagnosed with cancer and the Thai man had been keeping his company while he was off working as bartender on a cruise ship.

According to Kallervo, Pridi came back to the condo shortly before the incident intoxicated. Aalholm and Pridi then engaged in an argument during which Pridi put his left fist through the glass window. Then, according to Kallervo, Aalholm jumped off the balcony to his death.

Police investigators are still gathering evidence to confirm the circumstances of the man’s death.

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