Quarantined Thai man jumps to his death from Pattaya hotel

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (August 27) expressed sorrow over a young Thai man jumping to his death from a Pattaya hotel where he was under 14-day coronavirus quarantine and offered his condolences to his family, Matichon newspaper reported.

Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantrawanich, spokesman of the Defence Ministry, said the Prime Minister is concerned that Mr. Phol Pharomngam, 39, had jumped to his death from his quarantine room at Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel in Pattaya and had ordered officials in this area to follow the legal procedures and disease control measures in handling this sad case.

They were also instructed to contact his relatives at his hometown in Buriram and help take his body there for religious service.

Initial information reveals that Phol had flown back from working in Israel at noon on Tuesday August 25 on an Israir Airlines flight and on the same day travelled together with 168 other people for quarantine at state arranged places with him being given room number 1274 at this hotel.

However yesterday, August 26, Phol jumped down from the building at 4 p.m. and died on the spot.

His body has initially been taken to Bang Lamung Hospital for an autopsy as required by the Pattaya police.

Photo: Fishing boats at Jomtien beach. Photo: Richard Barton (CC BY 2.0)

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