Indian woman killed in parasailing accident in Thai beach

Bangkok, Oct 3: A 36-year-old Indian woman has died in a freak accident in Thailand's popular beach town of Pattaya, where she was celebrating her wedding anniversary, after her parasail failed to launch.

Police said Shilpi Agarwal, 36, and her husband had hired a speedboat to parasail yesterday, but it failed to launch.

She fell into water and the boat's driver reversed to retrieve her but the boats rotating blade killed her, they said.

Police plans to charge the operator for causing death by careless action, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years or a fine of USD 638.

She was celebrating her wedding anniversary.

The boat's insurance company will give the woman's family compensation of USD 6,383, they added.

Pattaya is 100 km southeast of the capital Bangkok and is a popular destination for foreigners.


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