A former Ashburton man has died in a South Korean hospital
after falling from a building.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(MFAT) confirmed they were aware of the death of a New
Zealander in Korea, and consular staff from MFAT and the New
Zealand Embassy in Seoul were providing support and
assistance to the family.
It is understood members of the man's Mid Canterbury family
travelled to Korea - where the man had been living and
working - to be by his hospital bedside. He died early
yesterday from his injuries.
The circumstances around the fall were unclear.
Tributes were flowing for the man on social media, and his
family also took to social media to thank the staff of the
Korean hospital which cared for him, and friends and
colleagues in the community where he lived and worked.
- Ashburton Guardian