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Phuket, an exhilarating hub of Thai culture and heritage, turned into a scene of panic and concern yesterday. An unidentified Russian male tourist tragically lost his life after falling from the roof of a pagoda at the notable Wat Chaithararam, commonly known as Wat Chalong, situated in the Muang district of the island. The authorities … …

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59 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

As the clock struck 8.27pm, the rescue staff decided to take decisive action and charged towards the tourist in an attempt to save his life. Ironically, a struggle ensued, and he subsequently fell onto the prepared safety cushions. 

Sounds like they needed a taser.

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Reads like a case study in how not to manage a suicide crisis. Pagoda looked to be about 5 storeys high, so the fire department is  going to need to review the efficacy of these so called safety cushions and perhaps train up on deployment techniques.

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They should have cautiously stood at a distance with a liter of Morosha vodka and a nice plate of Salo or homemade Borscht.

When a Slavic person is in distress they just need some Wodka and brothers to drink with.




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