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How do Americans die while travelling?

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/7/2015 at 19:16 admin

If you've ever wondered how many travellers from the US die overseas and how they met their end, here is the authoritative source. Via the US State Dept, here is a wrap on overseas US deaths from October 2002 to December 2014, searchable by period and country.

I assume it is based on consular reports, so probably not 100% accurate, especially re dual nationalities and those who were injured/got ill, but died back home.

Drugs, drowning, suicide and, most of all, road accidents (they're broken out between car- and motorcycle-deaths -- but far out Vietnam!).

The full report is here.

Wear a helmet, obey no-swimming signs and be careful with drugs.

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Posted by Gogomobile on 28/7/2015 at 01:11

8 suicides in Thailand 2014. About 30%.

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Posted by MADMAC on 28/7/2015 at 04:38

"Wear a helmet, obey no-swimming signs and be careful with drugs." Or don't - if you're a risk taker. Some people are not safety first kind of people. Speaking as one myself.

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Posted by DLuek on 30/7/2015 at 09:59 TF writer

Pretty depressing. Lots of suicides in Bangkok and Chonburi. Curious about the drowning on Silom.

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Posted by MADMAC on 30/7/2015 at 12:17

I've always felt there are some people who actually come here to off themselves. They blow it out one more time - just a big party - and when the cash runs out they jump off the balcony.

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