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Newspaper reveals 'ridiculous' travel insurance claims

15 April 2009 06:53

Newspaper reveals 'ridiculous' travel insurance claims

A pensioner who lost his dentures over the side of a cruise ship placed a travel insurance claim for the false teeth under "lost baggage".

That is one of several "ridiculous" holiday insurance claims which have been listed by the Telegraph.

Citing cases from a range of insurers, the newspaper also highlighted the case of holidaymakers to Devon who claimed for damage to their car's paintwork after it was licked by a herd of cows.

The quirky claims also included one for a lost video camera - after it was buried by two kids in the sand so as not to get stolen, only for them to forget where they had hidden it.

In another case, the Telegraph reports that a bride's dream wedding in the Caribbean went up in flames after her dress caught fire on the barbecue.

Luckily she was saved by her new groom, who picked her up and threw her into the ocean. Their travel insurance included wedding cover so they were fully compensated for the fiasco.

Meanwhile, World First Travel Insurance warned holidaymakers this month that one in four travel companies are failing to comply with regulations on the sale of policies.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19119476-ADNFCR