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Motocross rider dies, another injured after falling from cliff in Chiang Mai

Petch Petpailin

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A motocross rider died and another was severely injured after driving off a cliff in Chiang Mai and falling more than 50 metres. The two were on a motocross trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and were driving near the scenic village Mae Kampong and up to a mountain viewpoint when they fell from the cliff.

The riders were going up to the Kew Fin viewpoint when they disappeared. A report in Thai media does not say how many people were riding together up to the viewpoint, but says their friends were searching for the two riders and asking locals living in Mae Kampong.

One resident told the friends an electric wire at a cliff was broken, adding that the riders may have fallen there. A rescue team searched the area and found a Honda CRF nearby. Rescuers rappelled down the cliff and found the two riders. One rider had died in the incident and the body was sent to the Maeon Hospital in Chiang Mai for a postmortem examination. The other rider was sent to the same hospital for treatment.

SOURCE: Khaosod

 

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    Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.

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