Bavet Escape Attempt Leads to Falling Death

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A screenshot from a TikTok video showing a man preparing to jump from a building in Bavet city.
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A Vietnamese man jumped from the second story of a Bavet city building on Tuesday, dying while trying to escape the compound, but it was not “detention,” police said.

Bavet city police chief Em Sovannarith said a man was found dead lying face down on a concrete road.

“The investigation has finished because we have CCTV footage showing he escaped from a company,” Sovannarith said, naming the company as “Paris Bopear.”

“People at the scene saw him struggling to breathe, but by the time our officers arrived, he was dead. There was no beating, he jumped from the building and hit his head on concrete,” Sovannarith said.

Bavet has been the site of human trafficking rescues of foreign workers forced to work scams after being lured to the country. A Vietnamese man previously died falling from the eighth floor of a casino. Another Vietnamese man was found dead by hanging in a case ruled as a suicide.

The latest case was not suspicious, Sovannarith said. “This is not the murder or detention.”

Bavet commune chief Sanh Sakhon said he had heard of another falling death in the same village recently, but did not know details.

Footage of the incident posted to TikTok showed a man climbing along a second-floor balcony before jumping to the road below.

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