Three women jumped off the Rama VIII bridge in Bangkok in a suicide pact due to stress from the coronavirus pandemic.
Two of the women, both university students, died while the third was rescued after the Metro Police Station were alerted about the incident.
Two of the women, both aged 20, were found drowning under the bridge by a rescue boat summoned by the police. Both were taken out of the water, however, one died at the scene.
Police spent more than two hours searching for the third woman before eventually discovering her body in the river.
Upon questioning the survivor, police found out the three women were related and lived in an apartment together near the University of Thai Chamber Commerce.
According to police, the women had been discussing the idea of a suicide pact for a few weeks and made the decision to jump from the Rama VIII bridge.
The sole survivor was sent to Siriraj Hospital for covid-19 checks as she had a high temperature.
The incident follows news of a British man leaping to his death from the expressway in Hua Mak last week.
Source: Chiang Rai Times | Photo: Chiang Rai Times