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Italian man dies in fall from Skytrain station


A YOUNG ITALIAN MAN fell to his death from BTS Sanam Pao station in Phaya Thai district at 8 a.m. this morning (Nov. 14) with police rushing to contact the Italian embassy and his family about his demise, TV Channel 7 said.

Phaya Thai police station was alerted by a local resident that a man fell from this station with a team quickly heading there together with Por Tek Tung Foundation rescuers.

At the scene they found the unidentified 34-year-old Italian man dead in the middle of the road and initially it was not known why he had plunged to his death.

This led to a heavy congestion in the area during the morning rush hour with a tailback to Kamphaeng Phet road. Motorists were told to avoid this route and go via Vibhavadi Rangsit road to Victory Monument.


Top: BTS skytrain light trail. Photo: Tony (CC BY 2.0)

Front Page: BTS skytrain running through downtown Bangkok. Photo: Thai Rath

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