Canadian leaps to death in apparent suicide at Suvarnabhumi

A Canadian national leapt from a walkway and fell 16 meters to his death at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday, police said.

After reportedly vaulting over a metal railing at about 11am, the 64-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital but died of injuries sustained from the fall.

A guard tried to grab the man as he climbed the rail but was unable to reach him in time, according to police Lt. Paisarn Weerakijpanich.

A spate of suicides has plagued the airport since it opened eight years ago, with a number of despondent foreigners jumping from upper walkways.

In October the airport said it would spend THB33 million on glass barriers, but Paisarn said none was erected yet at the spot from where the Canadian jumped, Bangkok Post reported.

Related:

The Suvarnabhumi Suicides: Airport to erect THB30M glass wall to deter jumpers

Photo: eGuide Travel

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