Fall Through Mall Roof Leaves Teen in Coma

The five-story Pacific Park mall is located in the heart of Chonburi’s Si Racha district. Photo: Pacific Park / Facebook

CHONBURI — A 17-year-old student is in a coma after falling through the roof a mall last night after climbing up to take photos with his friends.

A female friend of the unidentified boy told police they were at the Pacific Park Sriracha and talked about going up to the deck to take photos because they’d heard the view was amazing. Consequently, they sneaked through an emergency exit and climbed up to a deck on the roof of the building.

The group of four friends reportedly took a set of photos before the boy asked to take a picture of them. He moved off of the deck and stood on unsupported roofing tile, at which point he fell through insulation material to the fourth floor.


The height of the fall was about 15 meters, police Lt. Col. Sirakran Tonsanguan said.


The boy was seriously injured and sent to a hospital immediately. He’s presently in a coma, Sirakran said.



Chayanit Itthipongmaetee can be reached at [email protected] and @chayaniti92.

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