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Published on : Monday, December 19, 2016
Three tourists have been injured owing to a zip-line crash that occurred in the district of Mae On that is located in Chiang Mai in Bangkok, Thailand. A police probe has been ordered immediately after the incident. The people injured also include a three-year-old boy.
According to initial investigation, the ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ tour had been functioning in the absence of a tourism business licence.
Pattaraporn Laijud who is the district chief said yesterday that the incident had prompted the police and associated officials to inspect the touring facility as well as its documents. The results of this police inspection would be submitted to the provincial governor of this region.
Pithaya Sirirak who is the acting deputy chief of the Provincial Police Region Five said that the police would check out if the incident was a consequence of the carelessness of the staff members of the zip line facility. He went on to add that the incident could easily have been avoided had the staff members followed the required steps.
He said that the injured tourist have been covered by travel insurance policies.
On the other hand, he also said that operator of the zip line had accident insurance. Pithaya said that the relevant agencies would check if the leased land over which the touring business was operating had been encroached on.
The Forest Resource Management Office One of Chiang Mai said that it would be checking with the Land Department since the leased portion of the land seems to be like a fertile forest.
The tour of the Flight f the Gibbon has 31 stations that cover five kilometers.
Each of the stations handles up to about 10 visitors at a time. The average zip line speed is about 20.4 kilometres per hour.