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German Tourist Fatally Injured After Falling From Elephant's Back

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German tourist fatally injured after falling from elephant's back

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Krabi - A German woman has been fatally injured after she and her husband fell from an elephant's back during a ride on a forest track in this southern province.

Police said the accident happened in Tambon Krabinoi in Krabi's Mueang district at 6 pm on Tuesday.

Police said Kertstin Kretz Schmar, 42, died at the Krabi Hospital following the accident.

Police said the woman had an elephant ride with her husband, Joachim Kretzs Schmar, on a forest track for an hour. During their way back, the seat on the elephant's back tilted on one side, the woman became frightened and jumped to hold her husband, sending both to fall down.

Police said the husband fell on top of the woman, causing her to be fatally injured.

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

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Of course they blame the farang...were you expecting a different outcome here in the LOS?

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At least hope they haven't detained the husband for further questioning.

RIP :(

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

The report: "Police said the husband fell on top of the woman, causing her to be fatally injured."

Sorry for Mr. Schmar's loss, and I'm sorry he'll have no recourse to civil justice here in Thailand.

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Negligent though the tour company was, this seems to me a freak tragic accident, your chances of dying from falling from 3 meters is pretty low, even when someone else lands on top of you.

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

100% agree with you!

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

100% agree with you!

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

The report: "Police said the husband fell on top of the woman, causing her to be fatally injured."

Sorry for Mr. Schmar's loss, and I'm sorry he'll have no recourse to civil justice here in Thailand.

That isn't apportioning blame if its stating what happened! Seat came loose, couple fell, one landed on the other....that's what it says, and that could well be the facts. Why do you assume they are trying to deflect blame? Or were you there and saw it as it happened?

Why do people on this always have to be so quick to bash? Its frankly pathetic and xenophobic.

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

Paranoia when it doesn't come from mind bending Drugs, generally comes for good reason..

& in this case no one's paranoid anyway..

" Police said the husband fell on top of the woman, causing her to be fatally injured. "

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Sad story. It is especially tragic when you hear of accidents when people are on holiday. I expect the seat should not have tilted had it been fastened properly.

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No, what caused the accident was a poorly fastened seating...

Seconded. Did they really blame the husband?

The re-assignment of blame and in-ability to take any responsibility here whatsoever knows no bounds.

Amazing Thailand yet again.

RIP and condolences.

The report doesn't apportion blame; it just states what happened. You lot are too paranoid.

It (the report) at 'least so far' does not apportion blame however the case has not been conclusively investigated yet.

It is fairly clear that the company is responsible (insecure seat) but historically whether there will be any action is another matter 'TIT'

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