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Insurers pay B1.2m in drowning of Chinese tourist

PATTAYA: Two insurance firms have paid B1.2m in compensation to the family of a 52-year-old Chinese woman who died while on an underwater sea-walking tour off Koh Lan last November.

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By Bangkok Post

Saturday 31 March 2018, 04:42PM


A representative of Indara Insurance Co pays one B1m to the son of Jiang Xionyu, who drowned off Koh Lan last year. Another insurer also paid out B200,000. Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapon 

A representative of Indara Insurance Co pays one B1m to the son of Jiang Xionyu, who drowned off Koh Lan last year. Another insurer also paid out B200,000. Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapon 

Representatives of Indara Insurance and Falcon Insurance on Saturday (Mar 31) presented the payments of B1m and B200,000, respectively to Jiang Liyun, 28, the son of Jiang Xionyu at the Pattaya Police Station, in the presence of Pattaya Tourist Police.

The 52-year-old Chinese woman drowned after taking part in an underwater sea walk in about four metres of water off Hua Khod beach on Koh Lan on the morning of Nov 4. 

Police had charged Mermaid Co, the operator of the sea-walk tour, with negligence causing death. The operator had given B100,000 in initial assistance to the family of the victim while waiting for the compensation payments from the two insurers.

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Lt Col Piyapong Ensarn, a Pattaya Tourist Police inspector, arranged with the tour firm that had taken 20 Chinese tourists to Pattaya in November to contact the victim's family so that they could be presented with the compensation payments. 

Jiang Liyun, accompanied by his girlfriend, thanked the tourist police and the sea-walk operator for following up the case. They plan to return to China on Sunday.

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malczx7r | 01 April 2018 - 10:54:58

Wow a photo opportunity to present a dead man's family money, can it get any lower here??

BenPendejo | 01 April 2018 - 09:11:37

Disgusting picture...staged like the Chinese people just won a big sweepstakes.  The poor guy's Mom is killed by some negligent a-hole, and in typical fashion, Thais want front page coverage of how generous they are, paying up a measly $30,000 USD for this guy's mother's life.  Disgusting indeed. 

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