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BANGKOK 17 June 2019 13:42
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Australian dies after fall from Patong hotel

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7 hours ago, ezzra said:

What is with Thailand that so many people, mostly tourists, dying by falling off balconies and other lofty structures? is this some sort of a curse or pure bad luck?...

with the report that a witness saw him climbing over his balcony railing I would think this comes down to stupidity..

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11 hours ago, wisperone said:

Didn't wear his amulet.

 Or his helmet 

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Tell me alcohol wasn't involved in that.

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10 minutes ago, Whip said:

Tell me alcohol wasn't involved in that.

The article says he had been on the sauce for four days.

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8 hours ago, ChipButty said:

 Or his helmet 

His helmet was probably the instigator of the problem. Just like most of us!!

 

Who doesn't look back on life and wonder about how we survived considering all the stupid things we did, generally when pissed.

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have seen similar stories from there.  Remember a few years ago a guy tried a similar thing, fell and got impaled and stuck between floors.  Rescue crews did not get him down in time.  he died.  Video showed the man in pain and calling out.  The frustration of being in that situation...

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I think this person had lost the keys and tried it through the balcony, but what I do know is that the height of the railing in many hotels does not exceed 70 to 80 cm, while in most Western countries it is standard on Is 130 to 150 cm

 

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30 minutes ago, Henk hendrik said:

I think this person had lost the keys and tried it through the balcony, but what I do know is that the height of the railing in many hotels does not exceed 70 to 80 cm, while in most Western countries it is standard on Is 130 to 150 cm

 

if he was climbing over the railing to gain access what difference does the height make other than the shorter one would have been possibly easier.

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On 6/10/2019 at 5:26 AM, ezzra said:

What is with Thailand that so many people, mostly tourists, dying by falling off balconies and other lofty structures? is this some sort of a curse or pure bad luck?...

Nearly always a deadly combination of booze and low balconies.

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I have a harness from my yachting days.  Clip it to the railing and get drunk and even walk the plank without a care in the world

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On 6/11/2019 at 12:11 AM, Don Mega said:

if he was climbing over the railing to gain access what difference does the height make other than the shorter one would have been possibly easier.

Good point.

 

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