April 12, 2016

Sim Lee Chai

A retired Singaporean electrical engineer called to help with a power cut at a condo fell to his death down a shaft for power cables late Sunday night.

According to Thairath, the tragic accident occurred at a condominium in the Chaloem Phrakiat Rama 9 Soi 28, Bangkok. Udom Suk police called to the building found 64-year-old Sim Lee Chai with a broken neck in a pool of blood at the foot of an electrical shaft serving the 12-storey-building.

A security guard said that he had asked Mr Chai to help out when a tenth floor room had a power outage. Mr Chai reportedly ran a shop on the first floor with his wife and was often asked to help out with problems at the condominium because of his expertise.

Mr Chai and the guard went up to a control room on the tenth floor. While Chai was stretching attending to a switch and holding a screwdriver, he slipped and fell down the shaft. The guard was shining a torch and watched helplessly as the Singaporean fell down to his death.

Mr Chai’s wife of thirty years said that her husband was a lovely man who spoke Thai and always lend others a hand when there was a problem at the building. Police stated that Mr Chai had been an electrical engineer before retiring and opening a grocer’s shop with his wife.His body was sent for detailed autopsy and the embassy has been informed.

His body was sent to Police General Hospital for a detailed autopsy. The Singaporean Embassy has been informed of the incident.

Case Details

Source Thairath
Date of Death: April 12, 2016
Last Edited: 12 months ago
Age: 64 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Singaporean
Cause of Death: Falling
Province: Bangkok
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