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Suicide note left by South Korean found in Hanoi

Suicide note left by South Korean found in Hanoi

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 14:09 GMT+7
Suicide note left by South Korean found in Hanoi
An ambulance is pictured in front of the R2 building of the Goldmark City apartment complex, where a South Korean man was found dead, in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi, February 17, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Authorities have discovered a suicide note that they believe was written by a South Korean man who was found dead in a Hanoi apartment on Wednesday.

The man’s body was found in a flat at the R2 building of the Goldmark City apartment complex at 136 Ho Tung Mau Street in Phu Dien Ward, Bac Tu Liem District at around 9:00 am on Wednesday.

Bac Tu Lien police later identified the body as B.S.W., a 47-year-old from South Korea.

B.S.W. entered Vietnam in 2014 and had not returned to South Korea since, according to police.

He was a director of civil construction and lived alone in his apartment in the Goldmark City complex.

Authorities blocked off the building where the man lived immediately after being notified of the incident.

Medical staff from Bac Tu Liem District also arrived at the scene to ensure the area was COVID-19-free.

Medical workers work at the R2 building at Goldmark City Apartment Complex where a South Korean man was found dead, in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi, February 17, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Medical workers work at the R2 building of the Goldmark City apartment complex, where a South Korean man was found dead, in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi, February 17, 2021. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

During their investigation into the incident, the Hanoi Center for Disease Control sampled the man for COVID-19 testing and subsequently reported that he was negative for the novel coronavirus.

Colonel Le Duc Hung, head of the Bac Tu Liem District police department, confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the South Korean man had left a suicide note.

“According to preliminary investigation results, it is very likely that the man committed suicide," said Hung.

"He left a suicide note.”

Authorities are still investigating the suicide motive.

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