Three domestic tourists seriously injured after falling from bridge on Koh Larn

Koh Larn, Pattaya –

Three domestic tourists have sustained serious injuries after falling from a viewpoint bridge when a wooden railing snapped on Koh Larn over the past weekend.

On Sunday (February 13th) in the middle of the afternoon, four female domestic Thai tourists were taking photos on a viewpoint bridge at Sang Wan Beach.

The bridge rail the women were leaning against snapped and broke, according to their statement, causing the four of them to fall down from about two meters high and hit rocks in the sea. Three of them had sustained serious injuries. One of them sustained only minor injuries. All four were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.

Local reporters went to the wooden bridge after the incident to inspect the area, which is about 100 meters long into the sea. Local villagers on Koh Larn claimed this was not the first time this particular bridge had issues and claimed other people had fallen in the past, although did not suffer as significant injuries. Prior issues, however, were not widely reported in the press. This particular incident, however, went viral drawing large attention on Thai social media.

Pattaya City Hall is now fixing the bridge on orders from Pattaya City officials. Additionally, 5,000 baht in compensation from Pattaya City is being provided to each injured tourist.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.