May 22, 2024

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Korean woman attempts suicide in Angeles hotel

By Justine Rich Talusan

A heartbroken Korean tourist attempted to commit suicide by drug overdose in a hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga.

According to Angeles City Police Director Col. Amado Mendoza, the victim was Somi Kim, 31, staying at Room 1017 of  Central Park Tower Hotel on Lourdes Street in Balibago, Angeles City.

Kim was found unconscious inside her room by hotel workers Ivy Espejo and Jenalyn Mekitpekit.

The hotel staff said they knocked on the door to inform the   Korean she needs to  check out but there was no response, prompting them to use the master key to open the door.

Beside the victim was a letter written in Korean believed to be a suicide note. Also found in the room were assorted plastic sachets of medicines in Korean character. 

Hotel personnel immediately called the police.

Kim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Jaehaek Yang, a consular assistant of the Embassy of Republic of Korea, appeared at the hospital and confirmed that the letter was a suicide note and that the victim was heartbroken.

Mendoza said the foreigner is now in a stable condition.