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Five tourists injured as "stairway collapses" in Ang Thong - Koh Samui National Park

 

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SAMUI: -- Five tourists were rushed by speedboat to Koh Samui after a stairway collapsed at the Ang Thong - Koh Samui Marine national park.

 

All of the tourists were taken to Koh Samui hospital and all were out of danger at press time.

 

A quantity of other tourists also had superficial injuries.

 

Daily News reported in their headline that a viewing platform collapsed but Nongyao Jirandorn a tourism official said initial reports suggested it was a staircase leading to where the tourists were getting on a boat to go back to Samui after a day out.

 

Three male tourists and two females were injured. One was pictured in a leg brace.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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samuijimmy    27,782
Just now, stutz said:

Most likely it is the same rickety stairway I climbed 25 years ago to get to the viewpoint. The local builders clearly never envisioned 1,000 people a day scurring up to the top.

 

 Actually it's not... now you know!

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lvr181    1,845

The Daily News "reporter" doesn't really know which stairway?  Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story though, eh. :post-4641-1156693976:

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smew    287

Farangs are charged more for entrance fees so they get more.... time in hospital at an additional charge.....now, whose fault do we suppose it will be: but of course  farangs too many of them on the platform.....

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kiwikeith    1,032
1 hour ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

have to wonder where the national park entrance fees go. well not really. money seems to vanish in thailand with no accountability.

Have a look at the state of some of the walkways in national parks, a disgrace.

 

The Army beach at Hua HIn has bridges over fish ponds that children walk over, that are falling to bits, then so are the fences around the beach and restaurant .

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jmacken306    18
34 minutes ago, stutz said:

Most likely it is the same rickety stairway I climbed 25 years ago to get to the viewpoint. The local builders clearly never envisioned 1,000 people a day scurring up to the top.

I remember many times trying to go from dock, stand on edge of boat (which is bouncing in the waves) nothing to grab to keep balance and try stepping down to the bottom of the boat. I never saw any ramps, if a ramp moving boards, holy boards, rotten boards. It's a wonder many people haven't slipped.........

 

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Rimmer    4,253

An unwarrented personal attack on another member has been removed

 

Also a troll post and replies

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Johnnyngai    31

All third world infrastructures are the same.   Steel and concrete cost much money. 

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