BANGKOK – Shoppers at Bangkok’s Central World shopping centre were horrified when a 55 year-old man fell from the seventh floor and landed on the main floor that was bustling with tourists and shoppers Tuesday.
Police at the Pathumwan station were informed of the incident at about 12.30pm. A video clip showed the injured man lying on the floor as staff quickly setup a tent to cover him from the view of shoppers.
Thai Media reported that the man arrived at the shopping centre with another man. Some reports said the two had an argument before the fall but other reports said they were taking photos close to the railing when one of them suddenly fell.
The man who was later identified as 55 year-old Mr. Nithichai Saiplang suffered multiple broken bones and was later pronounced dead at the nearby Police General Hospital.
By Geoff Thomas