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Radio tower snaps in Samut Prakan, pierces roof, hatchback – VIDEO

The driver of a pickup with a large cabin on the back told reporters that he had trouble finding a parking space when visiting the revenue department in Bang Sao Thong, in the central Samut Prakan province yesterday afternoon. So he decided to look behind the building and didn’t notice some low wires supporting a radio tower.

His vehicle snagged the wires and snapped the 18 metre tall mast in two. The top half came crashing through the roof of a car park structure and straight through a Mazda 2 hatchback. Fuel from the car’s tank spewed out, but fortunately there was no fire.

The incident happened behind the Bang Sao Thong municipal offices. No injuries were reported.

SOURCES: thaivisa | 77kaoded

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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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