Man Falls to Death at Silom Complex

Silom Complex. Photo: Bangkok.travel

BANGKOK — A man who fell to death at Silom Complex Thursday afternoon has been described as suicide by police.

The man was identified as an ex-soldier, Sawat Yata, 55. He took his shoes off on the fifth floor before jumping, said Col. Ratchapon Chanasrikajorn, commander of a local police station.

Ratchapon said police ruled it a suicide after inspecting CCTV footage and questioning witnesses. 

The man fell to the first floor, which was crowded with shoppers for a Muji clearance sale.

At about 5pm, Muji Thailand announced its sale event was canceled.

Earlier media reports speculated that Sawat was an army officer because he was wearing what appeared to be an army uniform; however, Ratchapon said Sawat was in fact wearing camouflaged pants that were not army-issued. Sawat left the military service “many years ago,” Ratchapon added.

 

 

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