In a Valentine's Day-linked tragedy a 44-year-old Australian
man, "broken hearted" over the loss of his Thai girlfriend,
has died after plunging from a hotel balcony in northeast
Anthony J Scarrabelotti, from NSW, died from injuries
sustained after falling from a sixth-storey hotel balcony in
Surin, 490km from Bangkok.
Scarrabelotti survived the initial fall and was rushed to the
nearby Surin General Hospital but died late Wednesday from
heavy loss of blood, a punctured lung and multiple internal
Hotel staff told AAP the Australian was not a resident at the
Pechkasem Hotel but had been searching for his girlfriend
Hospital staff said Scarrabelotti had been admitted to the
hospital but had later died from his injuries.
"He thought his girlfriend had somebody (in the room) and has
a broken heart," a Thai staff member told AAP.
Thai police said they are investigating the death and had
attempted to contact the girlfriend.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman confirmed
the reports and said the department was providing consular
assistance to the family in Australia.