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Kuwaiti tourist killed in bungee jump accident

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Phuket:- A Kuwaiti tourist was killed in a bungee jump accident at the popular Patong beach in Phuket Wednesday evening, police said.


Pol Maj Thirasak Boonsaeng, an officer on duty of Krathu district police station, was alerted by officials of the intensive care unit of Patong Hospital that a foreign tourist had been fatally injured in an accident.


Initially, Thairath Online reported that the tourist was a Ukrainian citizen but Khaosod Online reported he was a Kuwaiti.


Thirasak was informed that Abdullah Adel Kadhmbahman, 25, was injured in a fall from a bungee jump on the Patong beach.


Thirasak informed Patong police chief Pol Col Chaiwat Uikham who rushed to the hospital with a team of policemen.


Police found the body of Kadhmbahman, who was wearing only black shorts, on a bed. Doctors had performed an x-ray and found that he suffered broken neck and broken right lib.


A hospital official said a pick-up truck delivered the tourist and the driver initially claimed that the tourist fainted and passed out. But the hospital staffs did not believe him and pressed for more clarification before the driver admitted that the tourist fell from a bungee jump. The driver then sped off.


Chaiwat then led a team of officers to check the bungee jump machine, which is located on a large field of grass next to a large pool. Officials led police to inspect the spot where the Kuwaiti fell and reporters were not allowed to go into the area.


Chaiwat told reporters after inspecting the scene that a link between the rope that tied the legs of the tourist and the elastic cable of the bungee jump broke off while he was falling down, causing his body to fall to the ground.


Chaiwat said police will investigate that it was an accident or a case of carelessness.


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"Police found the body of Kadhmbahman" how long did they have to look for his body???

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'A hospital official said a pick-up truck delivered the tourist and the driver initially claimed that the tourist fainted and passed out. But the hospital staffs did not believe him and pressed for more clarification before the driver admitted that the tourist fell from a bungee jump. The driver then sped off.'

This outfit has a lot to answer for trying to clear the scene. RIP

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Chaiwat said police will investigate that it was an accident or a case of carelessness. How the firk can a cable breaking during the jump ever be an accident. They should be investigating if it was murder or manslaughter, end of story.

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Not the first time and probably not the last, , tourists have been warned of bungyjumping in Thailand before. We had an accident like this in Pattaya a few years ago. RIP.

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Risk assessment and public licencing of tourist attractions is non existent in Thailand. Hence overloaded boats,buses,etc and a total disregard for human life.

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Not the first time and probably not the last, , tourists have been warned of bungyjumping in Thailand before. We had an accident like this in Pattaya a few years ago. RIP.

sounds like the test the cables with live tourists

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With a broken neck may be he wasn't dead when he started the journey to the hospital, but in typical thai cover up fashion they didn't want call for an ambulance or medical assistance...

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Police rushed to the hospital to view the dead body . . . amazing efficiency.

What a pathetic piece of reporting. Pathetic attempt at a cover up of blatant equipment failure.

There is a distinct lack of accountability and responsibility for just about anything like this in this country.

We, the residents and our fellow citizens have a long way to go and most of us don't have the time.

We had a drunk pick up driver slam into two ladies and a child on a motorbike the other day, killing the

ladies and seriously injuring the child. The penalty. 40,000 baht for each of the ladies.

Thats about £700 or USD 1,200 for each life. Amazing.

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