ACCIDENT

Hong Kong man dies after falling from shopping mall in Thai beach resort of Pattaya

Man was given first aid and rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to Bangkok Post newspaper

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 March, 2017, 5:17pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 March, 2017, 5:31pm

A Hongkonger died after falling from the fifth floor of a shopping mall in the popular seaside town of Pattaya on Saturday evening.

The man, Kwok Siu-chung, 52, was found seriously injured on the ground floor of Mike Shopping Mall at about 7pm, the Bangkok Post reported.

He was given first aid and rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the report.

Pattaya police are investigating the cause of the fall.

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department said it had been informed of the incident and was following up on the matter through the foreign ministry office in Hong Kong and the Chinese embassy in Bangkok.

A spokesman said the department had reached out to the man’s family and would provide practical assistance according to their wishes.

Located on Pattaya Beach Road in south Pattaya, Mike Shopping Centre is one of the biggest malls in the resort town and a popular haunt for tourists. It has around 200 brand-name shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, a food court, money changers and stalls selling cheap clothes, footwear and Thai handicrafts.

It is ranked 12 out of 37 venues for “shopping in Pattaya” on travel website Trip Advisor.