MBtv: Portuguese backpacker found dead on barbed wire fence after 'falling from hotel while doing yoga'
A Portuguese backpacker bled to death on a barbed wire fence after falling from a fifth-floor hotel ledge while practising yoga, police believe. Vera Maceiras Rijo, 27, was discovered in her pyjamas with her top pulled up stuck in the razor fence next to an abandoned building in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday (February 17).The Portuguese woman had celebrated her birthday on Wednesday (February 13) just days before she was found dead. Police are now probing how she came to be found in the unusual position – 50ft below and around 14ft to the right of where she is said to have fallen from.They suspect she plunged from the fifth floor of the hostel after climbing out of a window and practising yoga on a narrow ledge before tumbling below at 5am.Police believe she then became tangled in the barb before hitting the ground and bled to death while she was still alive. She was discovered by locals at around 8am.Vera’s devastated older sister, who had been staying in the same hostel room with her, was alerted and was seen on video walking out of the abandoned building in tears as paramedics loaded the dead body into an ambulance.Speaking from the scene, Lieutenant Colonel Supachai Haankamkla from the Bang Rak district police station, said: ”We don’t know how she died. The body has been sent to the hospital who will find the cause of death. The hospital will send the findings back to the police.”
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