Four tourists severely injured after falling from Pattaya’s Koh Larn bridge

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The hapless tourists lay injured on the rocks below the bridge as rescue workers administer first aid.

Pattaya rushed to repair a wooden bridge on Koh Larn after a railing broke, causing several tourists to fall.

Four women were hurt Feb. 13 when, as they leaned back on a railing, it broke, sending them falling two meters to Sangwan Bridge. Three of the injuries were serious.

City workers repaired the railing and posted a caution sign on Feb. 14. They admitted the accidents were not the first.

The women suffered broken bones and head injuries, including one suffering a concussion. Three were sent to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and the fourth to an unspecified hospital.

Deputy Mayor Wuthisak Rermkijakarn gave each of the injured 5,000 baht in compensation.

A lady tourist cries in pain as she sits on the rocks waiting to be rescued.



One of the tourists who suffered a fractured skull is transferred to a local hospital on the Pattaya mainland for treatment.



Koh Larn officials hastily erect a shoddy sign to warn the tourists of the danger beyond.