Police in Pattaya are trying to establish the identity of a man who died after falling through the roof of a temple in Pattaya, Chon Buri province.
When Mr Enok Chiaobun, 78, heard a loud bang from the empty canteen of Wat Chai Mongkon on Monday morning, he expected the worst. Thinking that someone might have broken in into the temple, Mr Enok, an employee at the temple, called security.
However, when Mr Enok and the guards entered the canteen, they immediately realised that there was no intruder. Instead, they found a dead man lying face-down on the tiled floor. His skull had been visibly fractured and he was surrounded by a pool of blood.
After notifying the police of this unexpected finding, Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station sent Pol Lt Kwankao Inawang to investigate the case at the temple on South Pattaya Rd. “The man had no identification documents on him, so we don’t know his name, age or nationality,” Pol Lt Kwankao said, adding that she estimated the man was between 35 and 40 years old.
On the roof above the body, police noted a large hole which the man had most likely crashed through. Police are in the process of identifying the deceased and investigating the circumstances to establish whether the fall was an accident or suicide.
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