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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Teenager plunged to her death due to 'poor English' of her bungee-jumping instructor

A teenager died because of the poor English of her bungee-jumping instructor, a court has heard.

Vera Mol, 17, was told "no jump" by her instructor but she thought the instructor said "now jump", so she plunged to her untimely death.

The sad incident occurred on the bridge of Cabezon de la Sal, located in the northern Spanish province of Cantabria back in 2015.


Vera was tied by the rope, but without being secured to the bridge when she took the plunge.

The instructor, who has not been named, has appeared in court accused of causing the Dutch teen's death. Judges in the court of Cantabria, northern Spain, say the instructor should have checked for ID to make sure Vera was 18 years old. the judge also added that the instructor's English was "macarronico" (very bad). It is reported that the instructor should have said "don't jump" instead of "no jump".


The second issue raised by the judge was that the bridge used for the bungee jumping was not suitable under Spanish regulations. Flowtrack, who run the bungee jumping company which employed the man have said it was an accident. Martijn Klom from the company said the girl's death was caused by a misunderstanding.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, if she plunged to her death it should follow that she did not tell anyone what she thought?

Dozie

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Poor child sad!

Michael Dim said...

Funny but sad..

Michael Dim said...

Funny but sad

Anonymous said...

That's sad, R.I.P dear....but they don't have to put dx on d instructor it's clearly an accidental mistake

Anonymous said...

Na WA oo, whites & their ways sha. May her soul RIP

Manuel Kunmi said...

haaaaaa OMG!!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

What?!


... Merited happiness

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Kai, which kind wahala come be dis? RIP

Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

What?,No, you can't be that dumb

Anonymous said...

My English teacher was right after all.Bad grammar can kill

Anonymous said...

too bad rest in peace

Onwuchekwa-Samson said...

Awwwww... Sad

uniquechic said...

am just speechless on ds story..whaaaat!!

Anonymous said...

Yes.I agree.No one knew her thoughts.If they have a smart lawyer they'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

She is Dutch if you hear Irish people speak English you will know that no sounds like now so it's the instructors fault he could have said do not jump is he speaking pidgin what is no jump ?

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Nawa o

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