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Austrian cancer-sufferer, 71, dies after 14-storey fall from Patong hotel roof

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The man lived on Nanai Rd, but took a motorbike taxi to the hotel and went up onto roof, police explained. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- Police are investigating the death of a 71-year-old Austrian man known to have been suffering late-stage prostrate cancer who is believed to have jumped from the roof of a 14-story hotel in Patong earlier today (Mar 29).

 

Police were called to the Patong Heritage Hotel on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd at 11am, confirmed Lt Kwansirinat Thairat.

 

The body of the man*, originally from Vienna but for years a long-term Phuket expat, was found on the roof of the kitchen area on the ground floor.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/austrian-cancer-sufferer-71-dies-after-14-storey-fall-from-patong-hotel-roof-70903.php#8dWkqIC6ROOottSg.97

 

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Reading the article I get the impression there is more to this story than just cancer which can be treated in LOS.

He's leaving his possessions to another farang?

Most of these farangs die alone . Thai wife or gf long gone.

They're not alone when they're in their fifties and super cashed up in Phuket or Pattaya.

I might be wrong but I doubt it.

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23 minutes ago, connda said:

Since when do you think a vet will sell anyone Nembutal?  You're dreaming.

All a matter of price I should imagine. Hospice is gradually starting in Thailand, I think (don't KNOW) that this would be cheaper than trying for a cure in a hospital, maybe a Thai health insurance would rather pay for this than for numerous useless operations. Couldn't he have flown home ? even if he had no medical insurance in Austria they wouldn't have let him die in agony.

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1 minute ago, Krataiboy said:

Have a heart. The poor guy must have been desperate. Not surprising because in Thailand, unless you can afford private care, it appears the routine treatment for late stage cancer is to send you home to die with a bottle of pain killers. 

 

Huge numbers of people use the same method as this poor soul for of ending it all. It's messy and inconsiderate, but desperate people do desperate things, sometimes without regard to the consequences. I feel for the guy and his family as well those who had to deal with the aftermath. 

 

Thanks for the tip about Nembutal. But is it really that easy to get hold of and does it work? Otherwise, a small charcoal burner, used in a car or other, easily-sealable confined space, seems an increasingly popular choice in Thailand for a cheap, painless premature exit.

A 5 baht razorblade would do the trick.

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21 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

A 5 baht razorblade would do the trick.

Too squeamish! And just think of the mess a couple of gallons of blood can make.

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2 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Why don't these desperate people go to a vet, buy Nembutal, and leave this world in sleep, instead of leaving an ugly Carpaccio in front of a building, and put others at risk to be injured? I have no understanding for people who needs a drumroll when they go.

 

Because getting Nembutal isn't as easy as it once was.  

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2 hours ago, Lupatria said:

 

That first link is from 2010.   Things have changed significantly since then. 

 

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