BANGKOK – A holiday for two young Portuguese sisters ended in tragedy when one of the sisters was found dead after falling from the sixth floor of a Bangkok youth hostel.
Police deputy inspector Pol Captain Thanapat Suwannak at Bang Rak Police Station, said he was notified of the death of a young female tourist between 07:45 and 08:00 on Sunday morning.
Upon arriving at the scene police and rescue teams found the body of the young woman, whose name was later identified as 24 year-old Maceiras Rijo Vera, entangled in a barbed-wire fence at the base of the hostel on Maha Nakhon Road in Maha Preuktharam sub-district at 8am.
A medical examiner from Police General Hospital briefly examined her body and found a deep wound on her left leg caused by the barbed wire. The barbed wire had severed an artery which led to massive blood loss, which caused her death.
Police determined that she was sharing the room on the third floor with her older sister.
Farang Deaths website reported that as part of the investigation into Ms Maceiras’s death, police viewed CCTV footage that had recorded her earlier. “She left her room at about 05:00 in the morning and went up to the rooftop on the 6th floor where she practiced yoga,” Pol Lt Supachai revealed.
“After some time, she climbed on the barrier and jumped.” Pol Lt Supachai said.
Rescue volunteers proceeded to take Ms Maceiras’s body to Police General Hospital where an autopsy will determine the official cause of death. The Portuguese Embassy in Bangkok has already been notified of the tragic death, Pol Lt Supachai confirmed.
Video of the Accident Scene at Loftel Station Hostel