Last updated: 10:30 AM ET, Tue October 13 2015

Tourist Killed Zip-Lining in Thailand

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | October 13, 2015

Tourist Killed Zip-Lining in Thailand

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A Chinese tourist was killed in a zip-lining accident in Thailand over the weekend, authorities in Chiang Mai confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday.

Police Col. Adun Somnuk told the AP the 32-year-old woman was riding a 2,000-foot-long zip-line in the northern Thai city Sunday when she collided with another person after a worker failed to stop her. She was transported to a nearby hospital where doctors were informed that she had passed out. However she was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy revealed the woman suffered a broken neck.

Adun told the AP that authorities are currently conducting interviews with staff and witnesses to determine what led to the tragic incident and if negligence charges are warranted. 

Sunday's fatal accident comes just a few months after similar incidents involving zip-lining tourists in Chiang Mai. 

The AP reported an American tourist suffered broken ribs after colliding with another rider in July, while a Chinese tourist was killed in a fall resulting from a safety lock malfunction one month earlier. 

Based on TripAdvisor reviews and ratings, zip-lining is ranked among the top 25 things to do in Chiang Mai.


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