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Dutch pensioner throws himself off fifth floor roof at downtown Hua Hin hotel

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Dutch pensioner throws himself off fifth floor roof at downtown Hua Hin hotel

 

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A 68 year old man from the Netherlands jumped from the fifth floor of a Hua Hin hotel where he had been staying for the past month.

 

A large crowd of people from the Darun Suksa School saw the body as the school broke up for the day yesterday evening.

 

Dead in a walkway next to the Hua Hin Place Guest House was Robert Hendricus Cornelis who originally came from Amsterdam.

 

He was dressed in white t-shirt and white shorts. The body was sent for autopsy.

 

A maid at the guest house Wasana Ngamleua, 51, said the deceased had been staying in a lower floor room for a month. He had passed her in the corridor and looked like a man with the weight of the world on his mind. He didn't say anything.

 

He went up to the fifth floor flat roof where he often went for exercise and sunbathing.

 

The next thing she head was a thud - she ran out and called the authorities.

 

She said the deceased was a lovely guy who was a vegetarian and never made trouble for anyone.

 

Hua Hin station chief Pol Col Thanakan Wongsirilak said that CCTV had been examined and this was a clear case of suicide.

 

Source: Banmuang

 
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And a vegetarian too. Whatever that has to do with it? RIP

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I just don't understand why so many farang come to Thailand and commit suicide.i very rarely read about people committing suicide in Spain.maybe the odd drunk fella falling from a balcony trying to climb on to another balcony or the odd drowning here and there but never a suicide.also throwing yourself of high or semi high rise buildings can't be the best way to go.in fact it's a horrifying way to go.

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5 minutes ago, fantom said:

It is far more common than you may think. In the UK there is a notorious spot for suicides, Beachy Head, which are 530 feet of chalk cliffs rising from the sea.

In 2017 there were about 80 deaths there, mostly attributed to suicide. 2018 is shaping up to be much the same.

 

 

Yes I understand that and know of beach head and of the 80 suicides in 2017 how many were foreign tourists.probably none.i read the uk news quite a lot but never read about tourists leaping from buildings and committing suicide.it would be interesting to know the foreign suicide figures for Vietnam,Cambodia,USA,Australia,Spain.maybe Thailand is keeping it quiet that it is the hub of foreign suicides.maybe a tv member can enlighten us in the matter.

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RIP. Why Thailand? I understand suicide, been close a couple times, age is about right. No hint of broken heart. I think about, what if you reach the 1st floor and change your mind? or  does it matter. Hotels should restrict older, sad men, to rooms on the 1st floor and restricting their access to higher floors and roof.

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1 minute ago, oldrunner said:

RIP. Why Thailand? I understand suicide, been close a couple times, age is about right. No hint of broken heart. I think about, what if you reach the 1st floor and change your mind? or  does it matter. Hotels should restrict older, sad men, to rooms on the 1st floor and restricting their access to higher floors and roof.

That's just silly. Buildings have elevators. They can't do screening of everyone that boards an elevator.

 

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58 minutes ago, happy chappie said:

I just don't understand why so many farang come to Thailand and commit suicide.i very rarely read about people committing suicide in Spain.maybe the odd drunk fella falling from a balcony trying to climb on to another balcony or the odd drowning here and there but never a suicide.also throwing yourself of high or semi high rise buildings can't be the best way to go.in fact it's a horrifying way to go.

well i suppose for a damaged mind it is the quick way you will go for sure.

Not getting saved, then in a worse way like being vegetable or in wheelchair with terrible brain damage.

 

IMO, they dont firstly choose Thailand to die as such,

but this place a desperate person you can escape your problems and live cheaply without others annoying you.

 

then enter the wrong Thai lady who cant even realise the signs be the guy in a bad way. just out for all they can get.

 

so they get sex, first time in years.

affordable smokes and cheap beer probably on top of lots heavy medications.

 

a perfect human storm.

soon all money will be gone and who wants to go back home broke at that age.

 

 i think could be the reality for some of these.

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1 minute ago, Jingthing said:

It does seem like flying out of buildings as a method is much more common here. 

lots of apartment blocks. personally i think it's real sad for someone to decide to do that. a call to the samaritans could avoid these things. anyway, his choice

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