Gamer dies in balcony fall trying to get better signal

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A GAMING fanatic plunged to his death while playing online with friends after climbing on to a balcony to get a better signal.

Student Pattanadej Homhuan, 21, was staying at a hotel in Bangkok before a gaming tournament.

He was taking part in a Realm of Valor (RoV) game with friends when he complained on the chat function that his smartphone reception was poor.

Friends said he clambered on to the fourth-floor room’s narrow balcony at about 1am on Wednesday. But they only noticed something was wrong when his on-screen character had not moved for several minutes.

They went to his room and looked out of the window at the Hip Bangkok hotel and saw a security guard standing over a body below.

The student was pronounced dead at the scene.


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