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1 dead, 14 injured in Nakhon Phathom market collapse

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A woman is dead and 14 others injured after a steel structure at a market in the central Nakhon Pathom province’s Bang Khaem subdistrict collapsed in a storm yesterday. Police rushed to the scene and found that a 32 year old sausage vendor Supranee (surname withheld) had been killed while 14 merchants and customers were injured with 5 in reportedly serious condition. They were rushed to nearby hospitals.

A marketgoer said he was shopping when he noticed a storm with strong winds brewing. Heavy rain soon followed.

“After only 10 minutes of heavy wind and rain, I saw the roof sinking and many people ran for their lives. The area comprising fresh food stalls was hit badly, while other buildings in the market, which spans more than 5 rai, weren’t affected.”

Local officials are evaluating the damage and providing assistance to those affected.

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SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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    Toby Andrews

    July 29, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Send them to the coconut farms. That will cure them. lol

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