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At least one dead, 10 injured as building under construction collapses in Phuket

By The Phuket News

 

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A building under construction collapsed in Rawai earlier today (Aug 11). Photo: Eakkaphop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: At least one person died and 10 more were injured when a building under construction collapsed in Rawai earlier today (Aug 11).

 

At about 2.00pm today (Aug 11), police and rescue workers were notified of an incident at a construction site in Rawai where a new condominium project was being erected.

 

According to the message Chalong Police received, a building under construction collapsed burying several workers under metal structures.


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Three storey construction site collapses in Rawai, Phuket – 8 injured, 2 missing

By The Thaiger

 

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A three storey building has collapsed in Rawai around 3pm this afternoon. The construction site is on Wiset Road in Rawai – near Rawai Municipality Office heading towards Nai Harn Beach Park.

 

At least eight people have already been taken to Chalong Hospital whilst others are believed to be trapped under the wreckage as rescue workers battle to find survivors. Two people are now listed as officially missing.

 

Emergency responders rushed to the site to keep onlookers away as well as providing first aid to the injured and sent at least eight injured workers to hospital.

 

Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos was quickly onsite to assist with the emergency services and oversee the situation.

VIDEO: Phuket Hotnews

 

 

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/three-storey-construction-site-collapses-in-rawai-phuket-8-injured-2-missing

 

 

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2 minutes ago, madmitch said:

Looks to me there's a chance of more debris falling......but only about half the people on site wearing hard hats. Not enough to go round?

Mostly Burmese workers 

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We deforest all the way without worrying or even worrying about what will happen in the next storm.

 

When we see where these buildings are built we can suspect that those already built will suffer the same fate during the next storm.
the hill will be detached from its base and bring with it the buildings already built

 

Have a look at the photos a drone did

 

https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/scaffolding-collapse-at-vip-mercury-condominium-in-rawai-phuket-kills-1

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My first thought when I read the headline was of the bamboo scaffolding that I've seen lots of in Thailand. But viewing the pictures, I see steel scaffolding is being used.

 

(I really do prefer single story accommodation) 

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15 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

We deforest all the way without worrying or even worrying about what will happen in the next storm.

 

When we see where these buildings are built we can suspect that those already built will suffer the same fate during the next storm.
the hill will be detached from its base and bring with it the buildings already built

 

Have a look at the photos a drone did

 

https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/scaffolding-collapse-at-vip-mercury-condominium-in-rawai-phuket-kills-1

Good observation, so true. 

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14 minutes ago, neeray said:

My first thought when I read the headline was of the bamboo scaffolding that I've seen lots of in Thailand. But viewing the pictures, I see steel scaffolding is being used.

 

(I really do prefer single story accommodation) 

Bamboo scaffolding never collapse;

I remember in Ho Chi Minh TP , year 1996,  the first building they built in the No. 1 neighborhood, very close to the big market Ben Than, the scaffolding were all bamboo to incredible heights

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