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Tourist death in paradise: Svævebanes cable broken

the easter holidays came to an abrupt end for a 25-year-old canadian man who crashed into the death after the cable of a cable car snapped.

It writes the BBC.

According to the local authorities, the man was on holiday with his girlfriend in turistparadiset Chiang Mai in Thailand, when he would try a trip in the ride 'Flight of the Gibbon'.

'the Flight of the Gibbon' is a gigantic zip line that stretches over five kilometres, is one of the largest in Asia.

Shortly after the trip's start and broke the line cable, however, and the man fell at least 12 feet down. Earlier it was reported that he had fallen up to 100 metres.

the Authorities in Thailand are now starting to identify exactly what went wrong. Provisionally examine whether vægtbegrænsningen on the cable car was exceeded, or whether the tragedy is caused by negligence of the operators.

- Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the family and friends of the canadian citizen who has died in Thailand. Consular assistance will be provided to his family and loved ones, says a spokesman from the canadian ministry of foreign affairs.

It is not the first time that there are problems on the Thailand's huge cable car. In 2016, was temporarily shut down after three israeli tourists collided with each other.

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