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Ninth grader falls from school building in Korat, fourth case this year


A NINTH GRADE student in Nakhon Ratchasima province (Korat) died after falling from a building of a top high school in Mueang district last evening (Nov. 10) with this being the fourth such case in this province this year, Matichon newspaper said today.

The school was closed today to mourn for the unidentified 14-year-old teen boy. He lived with his father who is a state enterprise worker in Hua Thale subdistrict, Mueang district, and had completed sixth grade from a well-known private school before joining this high school. He was studying a special mathematics and science programme and got good grades, was fun-loving and cheerful.

Upon getting a report of his death a police team from the provincial forensic centre came to inspect and collect evidence. 

The school director told them that she was notified at 6.40 p.m. that the student had not returned home. Teachers and other staff immediately walked around the school to search for him.

They then found his school bag on the stairs between the fifth and sixth floors of the school’s fourth building with his mobile phone spotted on the ground below. The search team then found his dead body and alerted the authorities.

By going through video clips of 60 surveillance cameras around the school it was noticed that at 4.48 p.m. the student looked sad as he walked alone from the cafeteria to the school’s fourth building.


Teachers praying at the spot where the student’s body was found, top, and the window from where he fell to the ground, Front Page. Photos: Matichon

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