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Monday 18 December 2017

Irish man falls to his death in Thailand

File photo: Local media had reported that the man was
File photo: Local media had reported that the man was "Irish".

A MAN reported to be an Irish national has died after falling from the 36th floor of an apartment complex in Thailand

It is understood that the 49-year-old fell from his residence at the Sky Beach Condominium complex in Pattaya, Bangkok around 10pm on Wednesday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that they received a call from the Irish consulate in Thailand overnight.

However, a spokesperson for the Department said that they will not be offering consular assistance at this time.

It is believed the man was living with his 47-year-old Thai girlfriend and that the pair had been out celebrating the Chinese new year.

When they returned home from their night out the man reportedly became distressed after reading an email.

Thai media reports said that the email informed him that his property back in Ireland was being repossessed.

His girlfriend went to get a security guard and when they returned, they discovered the man standing on the balcony railing.

It is understood that the man was there for some time before he plunged to his death.

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