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


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1 hour ago, bristolgeoff said:

Never got completed,bet many are worried  where they live now.typical Thailand build quality 

That's why I bought an older build condo, if it hadn't fallen down in ten years it might stay up for another ten?

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3 minutes ago, rocketdave said:

That's why I bought an older build condo, if it hadn't fallen down in ten years it might stay up for another ten?

A lot of bangkok condos look like this, i love them! Cool and sturdy. They didn't skimp on the concrete did they?

german bunker.jpg

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49 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

I don't know much about construction but those pics do not look safe at all. Looks like just waiting for the right storm to come through erode the ground and destroy all the buildings with it. 

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2 hours ago, bristolgeoff said:

Never got completed,bet many are worried  where they live now.typical Thailand build quality 

Very stupid comment 

thais are good at building  

newly poured concrete I suppose the scaffolding was weak need to wait for the investigation to be completed 

 

all infrastructure construction i see here is fast efficient and quality 

accidents happen too

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2 hours 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?

No just the usual disregard for safety !

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Sad, sicko members posting as usual.....it must be Monday.

2 or potentially 3 people have lost their lives and the best they can do is unfunny smartarse comments. If a farang was involved we would have 14 pages of really genuine , heartfelt RIP's by now.

 

I wonder how many actually live in Thailand? 5%?

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So many new building being built in Thailand especially Bangkok.

I hope this isn't a precursor....

The building being built lately are put together so quickly and cheaply and made to look good only from the outside.

It's all about profit and how to make something as cheap as possible with maximum returns....at the expense of lives.

 

Image result for cheaply madebuilding

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It was just a few weeka ago a similar collapse in Cambodia (Sihanookville) occured....... 

It was reported that the company building it was Chinese........ (Always saving money)........

I can't help wonder of this was more Chinese people in charge............ 

I can remember also a tall building in Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) all upper floors collapsing on top of the ground floor...... everybody on the ground floor died........ Later it was learned that the building was only issued a permit  for 3 (or 4) levels but later was added to 7 floors illegally....

I can't forget that incident when I see this and the Canbodian collapse........

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1 hour ago, grumpy 4680 said:

      Looks like scaffolding used was not fit for the purpose, might be ok for small beams, but more generally used for workers on the outside of the building.

That is not scaffolding or even support jacks it is what we would call in the west a Masons Frame  they are used for climbing on to access the upper floors, they are not strong enough to support steel rebars and form work which what it looks like they were being used for.   

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Very sad news indeed, my thoughts are with the families of any deceased, the injured, and any poor souls lying trapped beneath the rubble.

 

Construction sites are dangerous places everywhere in the world. I just hope this incident was not because safety regulations were compromised for financial reasons.

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Multiple off topic troll and lame attempts at humor have been removed, people have been killed and probably maimed for life, have some respect please

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11 minutes ago, Rimmer said:

Multiple off topic troll and lame attempts at humor have been removed, people have been killed and probably maimed for life, have some respect please

I’m very pleased to see that you have removed some nasty spiteful comments on this tragedy; I hope you will issue some warnings to those showing such a lack of empathy; most posters on here are appalled by such a lack of common decency, masquerading as humour …. thanks

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