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Coronavirus fears keep rescuers from handling body of Chinese man

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Somdet Chao Phraya Fire Brigade Fire Truck in Bangkok

Somdet Chao Phraya Fire Brigade Fire Truck in Bangkok. Photo: Ian Fuller / flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.

The body of a Chinese man who fell to his death from a Bangkok hotel on Friday was left at the scene for four hours because rescuers were afraid of contracting coronavirus if they handled it.

The 39-year-old man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, fell from the sixth floor of the seven-storey building in Makkasan, said Pol Lt Col Khanittha Thepnual, investigation chief at the Makkasan station, who was alerted at around 12.30pm.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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