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Malaysian tourist falls to death from Hat Yai hotel

Jun 16. 2018
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By The Nation

A drunk Malaysian tourist fell to his death from a hotel in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district when he landed on the balcony of an adjacent townhouse early on Saturday, police said.

The owner of the townhouse, which houses a photo shop, said he heard a loud noise at 3am but did not get up to check because he had become used to things falling from the adjacent Golden Grown Grand Hotel.

The owner said when he got up at 9am and opened bedroom curtains, he saw the tourist’s body, which was later identified as Kong Soon Keong, 29.

Police learned that the man and 14 friends had checked in at the hotel on Friday, and the man was staying with four friends in room 804 on the eighth floor.

They went out to eat and drink on Nipat Uthit 3 road not far from the hotel and returned to their room at 1am.

The friends said they fell asleep after returning to their room as all had drank a lot, and they did not know how the man fell.

Police have yet to finished investigating whether the incident was an accident or a murder.

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