PATTAYA – Police in the Resort town of Pattaya have reported that a 50 year-old British tourist has jumped to his death at Central Festival mall in the city’s Bang Lamung district.
Police were called around 5pm on Thursday after reports that a white man – roughly 50 years old – had plunged from the sixth floor to the ground level at Central Festival mall.
Police and rescue workers arrived a short while later to find the tourist unresponsive, surrounded by horrified shoppers.
Local news websites report that the man is British. MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for comment.
The man, said to be about 50 years old, died at Central Festival mall on Thursday after jumping from the sixth floor.
He had suffered catastrophic injuries including a broken neck and fractured skull, the Thai newspaper Siam Rath reported.
The as yet unnamed victim – who police say was carrying no identification – was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Bangkok-based news outlet Coconuts.
The website reported that two witnesses, one of whom worked in a nearby store, told police they saw the man climbing over the five foot high metal railings.
Two witnesses, one of whom worked in a nearby store at the Central Festival mall in the city’s Bang Lamung district, told police they saw the man climbing over the five foot high metal railings
The pair said that although they rushed over at once to try and talk the man down, they were too late to stop him letting go of the barrier.
Panicked screams could be heard from terrified onlookers.
Thai Police told local media that they were working to establish the identity of the man and track down his relatives.