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Oh dear..I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at that one.....

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

no disrespect intended .RIP.....

Sir,

Laughing at the death of another, and knowing the life long anguish her husband will suffer from, is "disrespect" on a level that crosses the line to "cruel and unusual."

Seek professional help (from a surgeon to put a heart ion that vacant hole in your chest.)

You should be suspended from this forum to allow time to reflect on what you just said.

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Similar to what happened up here at the Mae Taeng elephant camp last month when I was taking some visitors around. The poor guy in the attached picture was thrown by one of the tour elephants and looked badly injured. He was eventually hauled off on the back of a pick-up after a 15 minute delay. I tried to find out later what had happened to him, but was unable to get any information.

After the incident, none of the thirty odd people waiting for an elephant ride wanted to take one and the organizers had to send out minibuses to bring them back to base.

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Oh dear..I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at that one.....

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

no disrespect intended .RIP.....

how is that funny???

Just that one sentance...not the whole story..that's tragic....and it's that the police said the husband caused her death not that because the seat came loose both fell and one died.....it's to do with how they try and blame the husband who is of course innocent.....blame anybody just never blame the Thai.....honestly I'm laughing at the police

again it is not in disrespect of either of the germans but in my disrespect and unbelief of what the police said.....

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

I guess these are the poeple that in their home country, complain that the 'immigrants' do not mix with locals and become part of the community. :huh:

Paul,

Thanks. You nailed it. I am quite sure they do complain about those "immigrants who do not learn our ways and respect our culture!" (And suggest they should "go back where they came from")

You know, every silver lining needs a cloud, and sadly, this type is over represented in Thai Forum. Finding fault with everyone and everything Thai. It does make one wonder why they continue to live here. They could go back to the heavenly West, or even cross the Asian borders to greener pastures.

According to them, Thailand is unique, and is the only place where accidents happen, natural disasters occur, and politicians stretch the truth. Can you imagine what it would be like if peaceful protesters here were pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten with riot batons? Can you imagine the uproar if Thai politicians suggested building an electrified fence along the border? Can you imagine a the commentary if Thailand had to declare bankruptcy and beg the EU for a country wide bail out?

I could go on and on... I mean, there are heavily regulated companies all over the West who still screw up and cause loss of life...how we believe we can 100% of the time control the outcome of riding an animal the size of a house is beyond me. sadly, this was a freak fall, much like people who fall getting out of the shower. She was on a adventure to a country she loved, and it is sad to lose a person who was "busy living." Perhaps some people might think about that, count their blessings and enjoy the positive side of Thailand, and life in general.

Sorry about earlier 'blank' reply!

Just to say what an excellent post with stuff for everybody to think about. Thank you!

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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.

Agreed, but it also depends on how a falling person hits the ground, if part of the head hits the ground first without any hand or arm protection, then fatality can occur from a very short fall.

Moreover, the landing of a person on top of one's body from about a 5 meter hight (depending on body weight) will do no more than breaking a few rib bones, particular in females.

There are of course always other possibilities, in this case for instance ... her husband (of heavy weight or not) could have fallen down on parts of his wife's body with bended elbows, and /or bended knees, and that could have caused fatality.

A very shocking event indeed.

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

I guess these are the poeple that in their home country, complain that the 'immigrants' do not mix with locals and become part of the community. :huh:

Paul,

Thanks. You nailed it. I am quite sure they do complain about those "immigrants who do not learn our ways and respect our culture!" (And suggest they should "go back where they came from")

You know, every silver lining needs a cloud, and sadly, this type is over represented in Thai Forum. Finding fault with everyone and everything Thai. It does make one wonder why they continue to live here. They could go back to the heavenly West, or even cross the Asian borders to greener pastures.

According to them, Thailand is unique, and is the only place where accidents happen, natural disasters occur, and politicians stretch the truth. Can you imagine what it would be like if peaceful protesters here were pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten with riot batons? Can you imagine the uproar if Thai politicians suggested building an electrified fence along the border? Can you imagine a the commentary if Thailand had to declare bankruptcy and beg the EU for a country wide bail out?

I could go on and on... I mean, there are heavily regulated companies all over the West who still screw up and cause loss of life...how we believe we can 100% of the time control the outcome of riding an animal the size of a house is beyond me. sadly, this was a freak fall, much like people who fall getting out of the shower. She was on a adventure to a country she loved, and it is sad to lose a person who was "busy living." Perhaps some people might think about that, count their blessings and enjoy the positive side of Thailand, and life in general.

You miss the point completely. It is precisely that those who point out the realities, that detractors call bashing, love Thailand more than the apologists. Parents that allow their offspring to be abusive, negligent, and intolerant and apologize for their behavior are role models for the kinds of chaos their home countries embrace as politically correct diversity. Parents that love their families must be tough and teach them how character and principled behavior have consequences that make their lives and the world a better place. Allowing kids to pretend they haven't failed as a means of trying to graft self esteem onto them is artificial and lazy. Thailand is so unstable and temporal in all things and therein lies the opportunity for avoiding or transcending the pitfalls that have become familiar in home countries. Thailand has the opportunity to rise above the "me first" self interest mentality that grips so much of the world. To the point, it is love that raises the voices of critical observation, and those that would apologize or prefer to pretend that everything is okay will no doubt enjoy their milk toast today.

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1 post deleted as insensitive. Please keep in mind this was a tragic accident and family and loved ones might read this in their search for information about what happened. :jap:

And the key words are tragic accident.

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Amazing to read these insensitive posts, I used to own a restaurant bar in Phuket, so many complaints about Thailand this and Thailand that, I would get so disgusted! Why live here if you all have to complain so much, maybe you can't go home so your sentence is come to Thailand and slander it as much as you can. What a pity...just because we choose to live here what gives any foreigner the right to cut it up so much...I enjoy my time with the Thai people more than most of the cry babies who are just visitors anyway...

My deepest sympathy to this poor man who lost his wife in such a tragic way...may you find peace in your heart as soon as possible.

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Paul,

Thanks. You nailed it. I am quite sure they do complain about those "immigrants who do not learn our ways and respect our culture!" (And suggest they should "go back where they came from")

You know, every silver lining needs a cloud, and sadly, this type is over represented in Thai Forum. Finding fault with everyone and everything Thai. It does make one wonder why they continue to live here. They could go back to the heavenly West, or even cross the Asian borders to greener pastures.

According to them, Thailand is unique, and is the only place where accidents happen, natural disasters occur, and politicians stretch the truth. Can you imagine what it would be like if peaceful protesters here were pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten with riot batons? Can you imagine the uproar if Thai politicians suggested building an electrified fence along the border? Can you imagine a the commentary if Thailand had to declare bankruptcy and beg the EU for a country wide bail out?

I could go on and on... I mean, there are heavily regulated companies all over the West who still screw up and cause loss of life...how we believe we can 100% of the time control the outcome of riding an animal the size of a house is beyond me. sadly, this was a freak fall, much like people who fall getting out of the shower. She was on a adventure to a country she loved, and it is sad to lose a person who was "busy living." Perhaps some people might think about that, count their blessings and enjoy the positive side of Thailand, and life in general.

One of the best, most reasoned responses I've read here recently!!
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Oh dear..I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at that one.....

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

no disrespect intended .RIP.....

Sir,

Laughing at the death of another, and knowing the life long anguish her husband will suffer from, is "disrespect" on a level that crosses the line to "cruel and unusual."

Seek professional help (from a surgeon to put a heart ion that vacant hole in your chest.)

You should be suspended from this forum to allow time to reflect on what you just said.

How do you read him laughing at the death of another? He says he means no disrespect and RIP so that would indicate that his laugh is intended for the incredulity of the spin given to facts in the land of no liability. Of course, if in fact he is as you suggest, laughing at her death, and only he knows, then anybody that has watched news on TV would have to admit that in laughing at an accidental death he would be emulating very Thai-like behavior.

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Oh dear..I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at that one.....

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

no disrespect intended .RIP.....

Sir,

Laughing at the death of another, and knowing the life long anguish her husband will suffer from, is "disrespect" on a level that crosses the line to "cruel and unusual."

Seek professional help (from a surgeon to put a heart ion that vacant hole in your chest.)

You should be suspended from this forum to allow time to reflect on what you just said.

How do you read him laughing at the death of another? He says he means no disrespect and RIP so that would indicate that his laugh is intended for the incredulity of the spin given to facts in the land of no liability. Of course, if in fact he is as you suggest, laughing at her death, and only he knows, then anybody that has watched news on TV would have to admit that in laughing at an accidental death he would be emulating very Thai-like behavior.

Thank you. It is the former in this case although I do fully understand the later as well. Perhaps RichardinBKK should direct his comments to the policeman who said the husband was the cause of his wife's death...now there really is an insensitive b*****d.

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Oh dear..I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at that one.....

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

no disrespect intended .RIP.....

how is that funny???

Just that one sentance...not the whole story..that's tragic....and it's that the police said the husband caused her death not that because the seat came loose both fell and one died.....it's to do with how they try and blame the husband who is of course innocent.....blame anybody just never blame the Thai.....honestly I'm laughing at the police

again it is not in disrespect of either of the germans but in my disrespect and unbelief of what the police said.....

Exactly as understood. No harm, no foul, understandable post.

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Richard, Paul & Adam

I totaly agree,thanks for saying this

Cheers, Theo smile.gif

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

I guess these are the poeple that in their home country, complain that the 'immigrants' do not mix with locals and become part of the community. :huh:

Paul,

Thanks. You nailed it. I am quite sure they do complain about those "immigrants who do not learn our ways and respect our culture!" (And suggest they should "go back where they came from")

You know, every silver lining needs a cloud, and sadly, this type is over represented in Thai Forum. Finding fault with everyone and everything Thai. It does make one wonder why they continue to live here. They could go back to the heavenly West, or even cross the Asian borders to greener pastures.

According to them, Thailand is unique, and is the only place where accidents happen, natural disasters occur, and politicians stretch the truth. Can you imagine what it would be like if peaceful protesters here were pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten with riot batons? Can you imagine the uproar if Thai politicians suggested building an electrified fence along the border? Can you imagine a the commentary if Thailand had to declare bankruptcy and beg the EU for a country wide bail out?

I could go on and on... I mean, there are heavily regulated companies all over the West who still screw up and cause loss of life...how we believe we can 100% of the time control the outcome of riding an animal the size of a house is beyond me. sadly, this was a freak fall, much like people who fall getting out of the shower. She was on a adventure to a country she loved, and it is sad to lose a person who was "busy living." Perhaps some people might think about that, count their blessings and enjoy the positive side of Thailand, and life in general.

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