Top: Canadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps


Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot in northern Thailand

A Canadian vacationer has fallen greater than 100m (330ft) to his dying after his zipline cable snapped in northern Thailand, authorities say.

Authorities in Chiang Mai say the 25-year-old man was on vacation along with his girlfriend and a gaggle of pals.

The cable gave approach quickly after he was launched from the beginning of the zipline course on Saturday, native media report.

The attraction, Flight of the Gibbon, has now reportedly been shut whereas police examine.

Thai authorities are investigating a number of points, together with whether or not the burden restrict was exceeded and any potential negligence on the a part of the operators.

A spokesperson for Canada’s Division for World Affairs instructed BBC Information: “Our ideas and sympathies are with the household and pals of the Canadian citizen who died in Thailand. Consular companies are offered to the household and family members of the Canadian.”

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Flight of the Gibbon’s zipline course in Mae Kampong village, Chiang Mai, is about 5km lengthy with 33 completely different platforms, making it one of many longest in Asia.

It was quickly shut in 2016 after three Israeli vacationers collided with one another and fell to the bottom, struggling non-fatal accidents.

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