Russian woman falls 4 storeys in Thailand, lands next to 7-11 clerk

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A 7-11 convenient store clerk was shocked when a Russian woman suddenly fell through the roof of the shop's storage area onto the floor right beside him.

The woman's plunge began from the fourth floor of the same commercial building in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district early Sunday morning.

Following the 3am report of a foreigner seriously injured from the fall, police and rescue worker went to the 7-11 store in Pattaya Park Moo 10.

There they found the seriously wounded 37-year-old Russian woman on the storage floor in the back of the shop accompanied by her husband and son.

Store clerk Siripong Khachaiphum, 19, told police he was checking inventory and shelving goods in the back storage when the woman fell through the roof right next to him.

"I was shock and ran out of there to alert fellow workers to call police," he said.

The initial police investigation found that the Russian woman and family stayed at the fourth floor of the same building.

Officers are probing whether her fall was accidental, she intentionally jumped, or was pushed. Neighbours told police they heard the sound of fighting before the fall.