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It's the mother of all whip-rounds! Private sector asked to donate to Norwegian shark attack victim

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It's the mother of all whip-rounds! Private sector asked to donate to Norwegian shark attack victim

 

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Help is on the way for the 54 year old Norwegian tourist bitten by a bull shark in Hua Hin.

 

The deputy governor of Prajuab Khirikhan province is organizing a massive whip-round after Werner Danielsen's Thai wife Amornrat said the insurance won't pay up. 

 

And effectively shamed the Thais into action after their inaction. 

 

Mr Danielsen has bills at Bangkok Hua Hin hospital totaling 300,000 baht.

 

Hua Hin municipality are showing willing by coughing up 10,000 baht. Now deputy governor Theeraphan Nanthakit is asking the private sector and state agencies to see how much they can come up with to ease Mr Danielsen's distress, reported Daily News.

 

Theeraphan called a crisis meeting at Prajuab HQ yesterday that included calls for the intriguing possibility that one day Thailand might have an official fund that tourists could have access to for similar occurrences and accidents that occur while on holiday - not necessarily shark attacks.

 

For now he asked all those concerned to help out the shark bite man.

 

He told the meeting that Mr Danielsen was insured in Norway and initially the company agreed to shell out 250,000 - an offer that was later rescinded after it was discovered that the policy had run out.

 

Many policies have a  time limit and the Norwegian had been away several months. 

 

He was bitten on the left leg by a bull shark off Khao Tao beach prompting a flurry of official action.

 

But when the initial concern had died down and wife Amornrat needed help it all went quiet from the authorities.

 

Now, seemingly shamed by the bad press, Theeraphan is asking everyone to throw their baht into a hat to help the tourist who is still undergoing physiotherapy at a hospital in Khon Kaen in Thailand's north-east.

 

His visa has been extended two months to allow for this treatment, it was earlier reported.

 

Sources: http://www.newtv.co.th/news/15083 & https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/641292

 
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9 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Hua Hin municipality are showing willing by coughing up 10,000 baht.

Whilst it seems bad-manners to look a gift horse in the mouth, surely they can do better than this amount. It's hardly enough for a good night out and pocket change for a municipality and the average guy on a night out..

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14 minutes ago, chrisinth said:

Same as driving on the roads?

 

A lot more chance of an accident happening there, and at the end of the day, that is what happened here, an extremely rare accident with nature. Should the same responsibility for compensation exist for traffic accidents as well?

No, not same at all. Most of the road in Thailand have signs and are ok for driving. All the big roads have the safty eqiupment that is needed. Another aspect is that most of the road accidents are between two person or more that can´t drive.

In the norwegians case, both him and the shark could swim. It was only the safetynet that was missing.

 

12 minutes ago, smedly said:

does he actually need to be sitting in a hospital clocking up the bill, looks like he could be at home to me, there is no special care for someone in a plaster cast - am I missing something

No, you are totally right. Not missing anything.

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