Tourist flung down stairs

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT | INTERNATIONAL -

DUTCH pros­e­cu­tors are con­sid­er­ing charg­ing an Am­s­ter­dam Airbnb prop­erty owner with at­tempted mur­der af­ter he al­legedly pushed a guest down a flight of stairs in a row about the check-out time. Po­lice said the al­leged vic­tim, South African woman Siba Nkumbi, had been treated for her in­juries in hos­pi­tal and would press charges. A video pur­port­ing to show Nkumbi fall­ing head first down a steep flight of stairs has ap­peared on so­cial me­dia. Airbnb chief ex­ec­u­tive Brian Ch­esky would con­tact the guests in­volved, the com­pany said. “Ap­palling and un­con­scionable be­hav­iour runs counter to ev­ery­thing Airbnb stands for,” said David King, an Airbnb of­fi­cial. “We will take the strong­est ac­tion, in­clud­ing ban­ning peo­ple for life from our plat­form.”

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