A French tourist has lost his life after falls from a waterfall while he was clicking a selfie in Thailand, informed Thai Police on Friday.
The incident took place last afternoon on the Tropical Island of Koh Samui, whose white-sand, palm-fringed beaches are a magnet for both high-end and backpackers tourists.
The 33-year-old man rolls down from Na Mueang 2 Waterfall, the same place where a tourist from Spain has fallen and died in July, Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the Island’s Tourist Police told sources.
“It took several hours to retrieve his body because the waterfall is slippery and steep,” he said over the phone, adding that the place is roped off and there are signs of warning tourists of approaching danger.
“His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell,” he added.
However, Thailand is considered to be a safe place for tourists and typically draws the attention of over thirty-five million visitors annually.
But the tourism industry took a hit last year, after a ferry carrying visitors from China got sank in 2018, killed around 47 people.
The incident highlights the remiss of safety rules in the tourism industry and authorities have been crawling since to restore the image of the nation.