A Thai woman died after falling from her room on the fifth floor of a Pattaya apartment building early on Monday.

Police held her Australian boyfriend for questioning following the incident at 2.30am at Min Mansion in Tambon Nong Plue, Bang Lamung district.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found her Australian boyfriend sitting nearby, holding her hand and crying. A taxi motorcyclist told police that he saw Wilawal as she fell and then heard a loud bang as she hit the ground, he then immediately called for help. She survived the initial fall but passed away of her injuries on the way to Pattaya Memorial Hospital despite the best attempts of rescuers and medics.

Police held the Australian boyfriend for questioning to determine whether it was suicide or not. He has not yet given a statement to the press or police but after initial questioning police have decided to detain him to determine how exactly she fell.