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Thai Tourism Ministry pays 66,000 baht to Norwegian shark attack victim

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The Thai Tourism Ministry has paid out over 66,000 baht to the Norwegian shark attack victim who was attacked by a mysterious sea creature back on April 1.

NewTV is reporting that the Ministry of Tourism and Sports paid the man bitten on the leg near Hua Hin in April 66,966 baht.

54 year old Werner Danielson received the money with his Thai wife before he flew back to Norway on Sunday. However, due to a problem with his insurance running out the payment still leaves him more than 200,000 short.

Thai Tourism Ministry pays 66,000 baht to Norwegian shark attack victim | News by Thaiger

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His three day stay in a Hua Hin hospital cost Werner 300,000 baht. The pay out came from a Tourism Ministry fund after consideration by a committee.

Meanwhile deputy governor of Prajuab Khirikhan Chotnarin Kertsom said that a shark prevention net at the Sai Noi Beach in Khao Tao district would cost 500,000 baht.

Discussions are still ongoing about finally installing that nearly three months after the tourist was bitten on the left leg on April 1.

Thai Tourism Ministry pays 66,000 baht to Norwegian shark attack victim | News by Thaiger

Original story HERE.

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