Australian man questioned after girlfriend plunges to death in Thailand


An Australian man is being questioned by police after his Thai girlfriend plunged to her death from an apartment building in the seaside resort of Pattaya.

The unnamed man was taken into custody after the incident early on Monday morning at Mint Mansion in Tambon Nong Plue, Bang Lamung district, The Nation newspaper reported.

Wilawal Poolsukserm, 28, fell from the fifth floor of the apartment at 2.30am on Monday and died on her way to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

When rescuers arrived at the scene they saw the Australian man holding the woman’s hand and crying, The Nation reported.

The woman fell from the fifth floor of an apartment in Pattaya. Source: Google

Police are interviewing the Australian in a bid to determine whether or not Wilawal’s death was suspicious. His name has not been released.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was aware of the reports and “stands ready to offer consular assistance should he request it”.

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