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A photograph used by the World Bungee Jump before the closure

Deadly Phuket Bungy Set for Demolition: No Charges Yet Over Fatal Jump

Friday, June 19, 2015
PHUKET: The bungy jump on Phuket where a tourist plunged to his death last month is likely to be demolished before the end of this month, Phuketwan learned today.

An order giving the owner 30 days' notice of demolition was sent by Patong's chief engineer, Surapol Buakaew, soon after the tragedy.

The owner could choose to fight the demolition order in court, a spokesman told Phuketwan today.

But the property is more likely to be made over for some other purpose after being used without registration or insurance as World Bungee Jump for more than a decade.

Demolition of the bungy is likely either under the official order or as part of whatever the future of the land might hold.

Patong Mayor Chalermlak Kebsub ordered the bungy closed after Kuwaiti tourist Abdullah Adel Kadhmbahman, 25, from Kuwait, broke free from leg restraints and crashed to earth rather than into a safety pond on May 27.

Police are expected to lay serious charges over the fatality.

Investigating officer Major Teerasak Boonsaeng said today he would await the results of forensic tests on the bungy cord and its restraints now being carried out in Bangkok.

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Why do people so often have to die due to negligence or non-existent law enforcement before any corrective action is taken ?

This business operated in plain view of all officials for over a decade and nothing was done to close it down.

What is the magic bullet that makes local authorities turn a blind eye ?

Countless similar examples all across the country. Take your Tiger disco or Santika club fires for example.

When I see "Safety First" signs here in Thailand it's very difficult for me not to just laugh.

Posted by Herbert on June 19, 2015 15:20

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I hope it gets prosecuted faster than the Tiger Disco fire case.

Posted by Arun Muruga on June 19, 2015 16:57

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I had thought of returning to phuket during my next trip to Thailand! Now I am not too sure of thailand itself, instead langhkavi n tioman of Malaysia seem like safer places for holiday!

Posted by Sun on June 19, 2015 18:31

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We could start some races here in Phuket:

Which will be torn down quicker? The restaurants in Surin or the Patong Bungy?

Which case will get to court first? Tiger Disco or Patong Bungy?

Which will be built first? The Patong Tunnel or the Tram Line?

So many more we could have..... I am guessing the winner will be "none of the above"

@Sun, I would not blame you, Langkawi is beautiful !

Posted by Discover Thainess on June 20, 2015 06:41

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Yep nothing's been torn down on nui beach either although did not get asked for any money or chased
Beach was a mess though plastic eveverywhere and oil which discovered when got back in kayak

Posted by Michael on June 20, 2015 09:31

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torn down and set up elswhere?

Posted by mike on June 20, 2015 21:33


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