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

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1 hour ago, brian2f2f said:

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. 

Exactly what I thought on seeing the pics Assurancet posted.  Might look alright at ground level but looking from a drone ..........no thanks .

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Rawai Mayor Rushed to the scene to help co-ordinate the recovery effort.

Is it his development?

Mind boggles to think what the compo payouts will be expecially if theyre Burmese.

 

 

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Will the project go ahead, will the faults be understood and rectified?

 

Will anyone buy this place?

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18 minutes ago, Oziex1 said:

Will the project go ahead, will the faults be understood and rectified?

 

Will anyone buy this place?

 

For sure it will be completed. Clear out the concrete debris. More scaffold support, Carry on pouring.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

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.

If any of these workers were trafficked illegal immigrants, there'll be no compensation. Likely not even public recognition that they exist.

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As usual 95% of the commentators are completely unaffected by this Phuket event- it hasn't stopped ignorant comments or armchair judgement though.

 

Cue the next lame 'is this the end of tourism in Phuket' comment. 

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2 hours ago, emptypockets said:

If a farang was involved

Building something in Thailand ?

Are you serious ?

Forbidden work for a farang .

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Posted (edited)

As stated above the collapse happened during a concrete pour.

The Thai news last night stated they were trying to find victims under the wet concrete before it hardened.

 

Those criticizing Thai building standards should check out what's been happening with condos in Sydney lately.

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5 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?

Perhaps the ones without hard hats have thick skulls?

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4 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

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

They build skyscrapers in HK with it.

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A post discussing moderation has been removed, Discussing what happens in the US is not relevant to this topic

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sorry for the injured and dead.

 

sadly the site looks quite normal for a "rollercoaster" construction.

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