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Italian killed by falling branch while out for a walk on Jomtien beach

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Italian killed by falling branch while out for a walk on Jomtien beach

 

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PATTAYA: -- An Italian man out for a Sunday stroll on Jomtien beach was killed when a large branch fell on him.

 

Medics and Pattaya police rushed to the scene of the accident but 91 year old Giacomo Samedelli was already dead. He was lying in a pool of blood.

 

He had been out walking with his Thai girlfriend. A three metre long branch was found with bloodstains next to the body.

 

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Police had the body taken to Banglamung Hospital. They have contacted the local authority to check trees in the area so that such an accident does not occur again.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-01-23

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Damn 91 years old, what an unfortunate way to go RIP . My guess is the authorities will have a tree crackdown

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13 minutes ago, zorro1 said:

My guess is the authorities will have a tree crackdown

However they'll build up to it, starting with twigs

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You never know when your last day is coming.

R.I.P. the the gentleman.

 

 

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My guess is the authorities will have a tree crackdown

My guess is they will have another round of old growth tree massacre !

Only old trees need chopping as all the new ones recently installed are still new and shiney and so cant possibly be "defective" like the old ones. :blink:

R.I.P to the unfortunate man

and the unfortunate trees.

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Please tell me the ambulance guy isn't doing the pointy thing?! Unfortunate accident, but it is likely this occurred due to planting the wrong trees and the bad practice of indiscriminate pollarding by folk who don't know what they're doing. 

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The trees are not the "wrong trees."  They are, in fact, precisely the right trees because they are perfectly adapted to saline conditions.  They also  prevent erosion and provide much-needed shade.  But, it is important to know how to prune a tree.  If you slice its head off (topping it), you weaken the tree and cause branches to die.  The weakened or dead branches eventually fall to the ground.   If I were doing the pruning, I would only remove dead branches and would never cut its head off.   And I would only do it once every 2-3 years.  It is tragic that this happened.  I hope they do not add to the tragedy by destroying all of the old-growth trees that remain.

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Italian man dies from falling tree brach in Pattaya

 

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PATTAYA: -- An 91-year-old Italian national died after a broken tree branch fell on his head while he was walking on the sidewalk on Pattaya beach road yesterday.

 

The incident happened in front of Jomthien Garden Resort at 6.30 pm near Soi 8 on the sidewalk of the beach road.

 

The victim was identified as Mr Giacomo Smedile.

 

Pattaya police arriving at the scene with rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasatarn charity foundation said the tourist died at the scene.

 

Nearby his body with serious head injury were two broken tree branches of three metres in length and 10 centimeters in diameter.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/italian-man-dies-falling-tree-brach-pattaya/

 
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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2017-01-23

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Police had the body taken to Banglamung Hospital. They have contacted the local authority to check trees in the area so that such an accident does not occur again.

You could see this coming a mile away. After the fact tree trimming. I understand the man was 90 years old RIP your now the flavor of the day tree trimming on a mass scale. 

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4 hours ago, zorro1 said:

Damn 91 years old, what an unfortunate way to go RIP . My guess is the authorities will have a tree crackdown

 

Well have you seen the coconuts hanging above the sidewalks at beachroad??? They are at the corner at the beginning of beachroad.

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A few months back the fire brigade where practising using their very long articulated ladder truck  to  prune the very tall trees at the north end of Jomtien beach ( I believe they are Don Tang trees and hence the name of the beach )

 

4 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Well have you seen the coconuts hanging

 

It is surprising we haven't heard of injuries from falling coconuts too.

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