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Foreign tourist dies at Chiang Mai zipline attraction

A Chinese woman has died whilst riding on the Flying Squirrel adventure zipline attraction in Chiang Mai.

Wang Qi, 32, died on Sunday afternoon at the adventure attraction, which is located in the Mae Rim district of the province.

Khaosod reports there was initial confusion over the cause of death of Ms Qi.

zip line death in Chiang MaiIt is alleged the operator of the Flying Squirrel told police and friends of the woman that she had died of a heart attack while riding on one of the tree top ziplines.

However, the group of friends asked the officials from the local Chinese consulate to try and help them determine the true cause of death.

A post mortem carried out at Nakorn Ping Hospital revealed that Ms Qi had suffered multiple broken bones in her neck and shoulders.

According to Khaosod, witnesses alledge they saw the woman plummet to the ground after two employees of the attraction failed to hold onto Ms Qi as she approached a platform on the zipline.

The Flying Squirrels website describes the attraction as: “as a truly fun adventure experience that YOU would have wanted to create! Engineered and built by a group of fun-loving experts, we have pioneered a one-of-a-kind attraction. With a combination of ziplines and our exclusive obstacle course built high in the treetops, we will take you on a journey of invigorating fun and exhilarating excitement. “

Local police are now investigating the incident.

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