BANGKOK: A student plunged to his death while he was looking for a better WiFi connection around his hotel room.
According to the Daily Mail, the 21-year-old student was leaning over the balcony of his room when he fell to his death. Pattanadej Homhuan’s room was located in the fourth floor. The student was in Bangkok, Thailand, to attend a gaming tournament and he had been practising when the accident occurred.
According to his classmates, they were playing a game called Realm of Valor when Homhuan complained over chat that he had poor WiFi reception. He then climbed onto his room’s balcony where he fell four storeys. His classmates only realised that something was amiss when his character in the game wasn’t moving anymore. They then visited his room and didn’t find him there.
It was when they looked out the window that they saw a security guard attending to Homhuan’s injured body on the ground. The guard alerted authorities of the incident and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Homhuan was declared dead on the spot.
According to local police, the group was staying together at the hotel ahead of a pro-gaming tournament in Bangkok – they had planned to compete as a team.