Two tourists injured on Chiang Mai zip-line adventure

ABOVE: A tourist rides a zip-line in Chiang Mai in November, 2013. Photo: VnGrijl/ Flickr

An American and Chinese woman were seriously injured after they collided head-on while sliding down zip-lines in Chiang Mai yesterday in the second such accident this month.

The American tourist Lisa Sayers, 57, broke several ribs when Chinese tourist Lee Cha, 27, reversed direction on the zip-line after being attacked by bees. Lee Cha suffered several bruises on her body. Both tourists were sent to the hospital

The women crashed into each other while a zip-line adventure in Mae Kam Pong village.

The name of the zip-line business was withheld by authorities, but has said it would take responsibility. Police will question the staff and witnesses.

Chiang Mai’s popular “Flight of the Gibbon” is located in Mae Kam Pong.

Earlier this month a Chinese tourist fell to his death when he was gliding across the zip-line at the Skyline Adventure in Doi Saket district in Chiang Mai. There are 13 zip-line businesses in the province, Sanook reported.


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