A frightening incident occurred in Phuket on Friday evening: an unknown foreigner climbed onto the roof of the main pagoda at Wat Chalong in Phuket and sat there for several hours, after which he jumped from the roof of the temple in front of a shocked crowd. Then two circumstances turned out – firstly, it turned out to be a Russian – according to some telegram channels, a 35-year-old man named Kirill. Secondly, an attempt to save a tourist with the help of special equipment failed – a tourist who fell on a special trampoline from a height of the sixth floor died in a hospital a few hours later.
According to Phuket News, the situation unfolded like this. The tourist was spotted on the roof of the pagoda around 5:30 pm (local time). Eyewitnesses immediately called for doctors and rescuers, and a crowd of onlookers gathered at the pagoda – and even more people followed the events on social networks – the publication adds.
Rescuers spent several hours in negotiations, persuading the man to go downstairs. However, they were not successful. Around 8:30 pm, the police went up to the roof to try to take down the tourist, and at 8:40 pm he jumped down. According to Thai media, he landed on a safety trampoline, as a result, the tourist was immediately loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. At 8 am, information was received that it was not possible to save his life.
At the same time, in the evening it became known that the victim was a Russian. The rest of the circumstances of the incident are now being investigated by the police. Allegations have already been made in social networks that the tourist was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Recall that in parallel, another scandal with suicide threats is unfolding in Thailand. The streamer, nicknamed “Ice Poseidon”, was charged by the authorities with indecent behavior – he danced a “lap dance” half-naked in women's underwear – and faces five years in prison. The blogger in a panic threatens to commit suicide if the Thai court makes such a decision. Read more here.
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