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Brazilian Tourist Injured after Falling from Third Floor at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

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BANGKOK – Police at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are investigating why a 31-year-old Brazilian man fell from the third floor level of the passenger terminal, breaking his leg and ankle, early on Thursday morning.

The Brazilian tourist, identified 31 year-old Ricardo Vileva e Silva, was wearing only swimming trunks.

Medics treat DJ Ricardo Vilela at the scene after he plunged from a third-floor balcony at Suvarnabhumi International Airport today

He was found lying on the ground on the second floor of the terminal, near Gate 3, about 3am on Thursday.

Medics called to attend him said he sustained a broken leg and ankle in the fall.

He was taken to Samitivej Suvarnabhumi Hospital, where he is recovering.

Officials said Mr Vileva arrived in Thailand on Sept 13 and gave an address in Phuket.

He had worked as a DJ at several night spots, mainly in Phuket Province, and is due to leave the country on Dec 7 on flight ET 629.

Police were waiting to question him. The Brazilian embassy has been informed.

It was the second such incident at the passenger terminal in a week.

On Oct 12, a 52-year-old German tourist fell to his death from the fourth floor, landing on a concrete beam on the second floor level.

A police officer inspects the fire exit door at the hotel. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

Meanwhile, A five-year-old boy fell to his death from the eighth floor of a hotel while his father was taking a shower, in downtown Hat Yai district on Thursday night.

His father had just arrived from Malaysia, on a trip to visit his family.

The boy fell from a fire exit about 7pm, landing on the road at the front of the hotel on Niphat Uthit Road in Hat Yai municipal area, Pol Capt Sansern Musiksiri, deputy investigation chief at Hat Yai station, said.

By Sutthiwit Chayutworakan
Bangkok Post