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Family of Chinese woman who died snorkelling off Phuket receives B2.6mn in compensation

The family of a young Chinese tourist who died during a snorkelling trip off Koh Khai island in Phang Nga Bay on Nov 27 have received a total of B2.6 million in compensation The Phuket News has learned.

dead chinese snorkellerDirector of the Ministry of Tourism Phuket office, Santi Pawai told The Phuket News yesterday (Jan 7), “Her family received B1 million compensation from Phuket William Diving and an additional B1.6 million from her insurers in China.”

The body of 23-year-old Zhang Lin, 23, was found alone at a depth of 11 metres by a group of divers from Khao Lak Scuba Adventures fnear Koh Bon, off Kuraburi in Phang Nga, at about 2:30pm on Nov 27.

The incident led to dive operators in Phuket being required to ensure that every tourist diver has a medical certificate approving them to dive.

Meanwhile, Mr Pawai also confirmed that the body of Ms Zhang was flown back to China after it was confirmed that her death was caused by suffocation, and that her funeral was held last month.

Phuket News

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