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Owner of Phuket death jump to be visited by family lawyer

Owner of Phuket death jump to be visited by family lawyer

The family of the Kuwaiti man who died whilst bungee jumping at World Bungy Jump in Patong on May 27 are in the process of sending a lawyer to Phuket to discuss with the owner of the venue about compensation. It is believed that the lawyer will arrive within the next 7-days.

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By Matt Pond

Monday 15 June 2015, 05:44PM


Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiyawong (right) is shown the equipment being used when the Kuwaiti fell to his death.

Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiyawong (right) is shown the equipment being used when the Kuwaiti fell to his death.

25-year-old Abdullah Adel Kadhbahman died as a result of the bungee cord ropes attached to his ankles either slipping off or breaking whilst he was rebounding from his jump, causing him to fall and hit the ground surrounding a lake where the jump is located. (See story here).

Meanwhile, the pressing of charges against World Bungee Jump owner, Weenas Janwibolkul, and a member of staff known only as Suranai who attached the safety harnesses to Mr Kadhbahman̕s ankles when he took the fatal jump have been postponed for a third time.

Charges were originally to be pressed last Monday (June 8) (see story here). However, they were first postponed until Thursday (June 11) and then again until today (June 15).

When The Phuket News contacted police to find out what had happened today, Patong Poice's Pol Maj Teerasak Boonsaeng stated that they had been postponed until further notice for reasons unknown.

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Richard Vickers | 05 July 2015 - 11:31:32

For those of you following this case hoping for justice...please don't hold your breath. Here we have a case of an illegal, unlicensed business whose negligence caused the death of a young tourist, and no charges have even been filed. This case, like all matters in this dangerous country, will be settled by the tourist's family trying to get as much compensation as possible, while the Thai...

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