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Australian National Jumps To Death From Philippines Hotel Building

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By Athena Yenko | September 4, 2014 3:44 PM EST

A distraught 65-year-old Australian ends his own life by jumping from the 21st floor of a hotel in the Philippines.

The police identified the Australian to be Robert A. Andrews from Victoria, Australia. He had been staying at the Atrium Hotel EGI Building in the Philippines where he died by suicide.

A distraught 65-year-old Australian ends his own life by jumping from the 21th floor of a hotel in the Philippines.

The police identified the Australian to be Robert A. Andrews from Victoria, Australia. He was staying at the Atrium Hotel EGI Building in the Philippines where he died by suicide.

Police officers Cris Gabutin and Giovanni Arcinue reported that the incident took place at about 5:45 am (PHT).

Witness Freddi Seguvia said that he was inside the parked service car when he heard a loud bang coming from something heavy that fell on the back of the car. He checked it and found the victim's body almost cut in half.

Investigation thereafter found that the man fell on live electric wires before falling onto the city's main road. Police investigation also found a suicide note written by Andrews.

In his letter, he deeply apologised to the hotel's staff for committing the "terrible crime" inside the premises. He said that he has high regards for the hotel because its staffs were helpful, efficient and friendly. He hoped that his death will not impact the hotel's image.

He further apologised for the "mess, disruption, needless deployment of manpower" that his death will bring the hotel.

In his letter, he clarified that his act was all voluntary and requested for the hotel to lessen the time "wasted" for the investigation.

"I am Australian, I have no family or friends to be contacted", his letter reads.

According to hotel information, Andrews had intended to stay from August 27-31. After the said dates, he asked for an extension.

Prior to the incident, there were no foreseeable hints that Andrews was planning to take his own life.

The only clue to the reason as to why he committed the act was the part of his letter saying that he was having financial troubles.

"I had planned something more tidy, but lack of finance meant it finishes like this. I hope that it will be immediately obvious to you that this is only a case of suicide", Andrews note.

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has yet to release its statement regarding the incident as of press time.

 Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 

MensLine Australia
1300 78 99 78 

Police officers Cris Gabutin and Giovanni Arcinue reported that the incident took place at about 5:45 am (PHT).

Witness Freddi Seguvia said that he was inside the parked service car when he heard a loud bang coming from something heavy that fell on the back of the car. He checked it and found the victim's body almost cut in half.

Investigation thereafter found that the man fell on live electric wires before falling onto the city's main road.

Police investigation also found a suicide note written by Andrews.

In his letter, he deeply apologised to the hotel's staff for committing the "terrible crime" inside the premises. He said that he has high regards for the hotel because its staff had been helpful, efficient and friendly. He hoped that his death will not impact the hotel's image.

He further apologised for the "mess, disruption, needless deployment of manpower" that his death will bring the hotel.

In his letter, he clarified that his act was all voluntary and requested for the hotel to lessen the time "wasted" for the investigation.

"I am Australian, I have no family or friends to be contacted," his letter reads.

According to hotel information, Andrews had intended to stay from August 27-31. After the said dates, he asked for an extension.

Prior to the incident, there were no foreseeable hints that Andrews was planning to take his own life.

The only clue to the reason as to why he committed the act was the part of his letter saying that he had been having financial troubles.

"I had planned something more tidy, but lack of  finance  meant it finishes like this. I hope that it will be immediately obvious to you that this is only a case of suicide," Andrews wrote.

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has yet to release its statement regarding the incident as of press time.

 Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 

MensLine Australia
1300 78 99 78 

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