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Lecturer falls to death from 14th floor in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 12:02 GMT+7
Lecturer falls to death from 14th floor in Ho Chi Minh City
The entrance to the New Saigon Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3 apartment complex in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

A lecturer at Banking University Ho Chi Minh City (BUH) has died after falling from an apartment building following a drinking party with eight other people.

Dr. Bui Quang Tin, a lecturer in business administration at BUH, dropped from the 14th floor of the New Saigon Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3 apartment complex in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

According to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, Tran Viet Dung, head of BUH’s International Training Institute, invited Tin and seven other men to his apartment for a party earlier the same day.

The president, a vice-president, and some senior staff members of BUH were among the participants.

The party started in the afternoon, during which most of the men drank beer and spirits.

At around 4:00 pm, five of them left the place while Tin and BUH vice-president Nguyen Duc Trung stayed for a conversation and Dung – the apartment owner – cleaned up after the bash.

The location where the body of Dr. Bui Quang Tin was found at the New Saigon Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3 apartment complex in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 5, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

The location where the body of Dr. Bui Quang Tin was found at the New Saigon Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3 apartment complex in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 5, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Dung left the place for an appointment at 5:00 pm and told his two colleagues to lock up after themselves when they left.

About 20 minutes later, Dung received a phone call from Trung informing that Tin had fallen off the building.

Dung headed back to his apartment, while the other men having joined in the party were also asked to return to the place to provide statements to police officers.

BUH has made a report of the case and cooperated with authorities in their investigation.

The State Bank of Vietnam, which manages BUH, has requested the university to assist Tin’s family in organizing his funeral.

The management board of BUH was also told to discipline those involved for participating in the party despite the government’s request to implement nationwide social distancing amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic.

Police in Nha Be District are working with criminal investigators from the Ho Chi Minh City police bureau to probe the case.

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