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Police have revealed today (July 7) that that the family of Kuwaiti, Abdullah Adel Kadhmbahman, who died after falling from the World Bungee Jump in Patong on May 27 have been offered between B200,000-B300,000 in compensation from the business owner.
“We do not yet know how the family will react to the offer and whether they will accept it or not,” he added.
He also said that the owner of the jump and the staff member who attached the safety equipment to Mr Kadhmbahman when he took the deadly jump are still likely to be charged with negligence causing the death of a person. However, police are still waiting for evidence from the forensic department in Bangkok.
Should both be charged they will face up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to B20,000.
Mr Kadhmbahman died after he hit the ground when the bugee cords which were attached to his ankles either broke or come off during a jump.
Following the fatal plunge, Patong Municipality ordered the facility to close until safety standards had been reached and a permit to operate had been issued. However, the owner decided to demolish the venue and keep it closed for good.