THE MEN were on top of the 52-metre tower when the platform plunged to the ground. Survivor Anupong Kantawong, 37, was roped and plunged into the water. Pitakchai Wongsricha, 30, and Tossaporn Suksri, 27, were killed.
The owner produced documents on Saturday establishing that the construction was approved and legal.
PHUKET: Two men are dead and a third seriously injured after a catastrophe at a bungy jump on Phuket tonight.
It's believed the men were involved in helping to test the bungy jump before a public opening, scheduled for tomorrow.
The bungy jump was being erected not far from the Phuket Zoo in Chalong, a southern district of Phuket, when the mishap killed and injured the three men.
Authorities are still trying to determine precisely what happened, but reports that the construction was going ahead without official approval have been proved wrong..
Local village chief Sothaya Raksasub said tonight that the men crashed to the ground about 8.30pm.
''It's difficult to know too much at present. Everybody is still shocked at this.
''I can't even recollect the name of the bungy. The sign only went up today and it was due to open tomorrow.''
Most of the bungy jumps on Phuket are seriously regulated.
Deaths on tourist attractions are not what the holiday island needs.
The injured man was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City, north of the bungy jump, in a serious condition. Police will be anxious to interview him at the first opportunity.
*Early reports that said the bungy jump was believed to have been being erected illegally have been proved wrong.