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American man falls to his death from Chiang Mai condo

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American man falls to his death from Chiang Mai condo

By The Nation

 

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An American man fell to his death from the balcony of his room on the tenth floor of a condominium building in Chiang Mai's Muang district early Monday.

 

The Muang Chiang Mai police station was alerted at 1.50 am to the death of Ruben Ponce, 60, at the Astra Condominium on Chang Klan Road.

 

Pol Lt Pirapat Chaisomsri said the man has been living in the condominium for almost two years.

 

Security officers saw the American going out to shop at a nearby convenience store early Sunday night.

 

Police checked footage from security cameras and saw the man standing on his balcony before falling.

 

Police have yet to conclude whether the fall was an accident or suicide. No note was left behind.

 

The body was sent for an autopsy at Chiang Mai Hospital.

 

Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30365999

 

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I'm only 5'8 1/2? (174cm) and EVERY condo balcony railing I've seen here in Chiang Mai (about a dozen or so), don't even come to my waist.  One slip - you're dead.

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RIP to the dude.

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3 hours ago, anterian said:

most balconies are too low in Thailand for people of western stature. 

Those are newly built condos though , so the balcony height should be higher 

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22 minutes ago, seahorse said:

Most likely an accident. With a name like that, he probably would have killed himself earlier if he was the suicidal type. 

My first thought on reading this was 'what a heartless thing to say', then I re-read the report to check his name, and now I feel guilty about laughing out loud.

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

Those are newly built condos though , so the balcony height should be higher 

Ahhh the ole-should be opt-out ! But weren't !!

RIP fella.

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1 hour ago, Kinnock said:

My first thought on reading this was 'what a heartless thing to say', then I re-read the report to check his name, and now I feel guilty about laughing out loud.

Also guilty as charged! 

 

RIP Ruben Ponce ... 

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Posted (edited)

Adequate height?

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