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Dozens flee as Samut Sakhon flat block tilts

Jack Burton

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Around 60 people in Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, were forced to flee their homes last night as their 3 storey flat block leaned over and appeared about to fall. It happened at the Pa Yiam building in Phan Thay Norasingh subdistrict.

Residents told reporters they heard a loud noise and felt shaking. Local officials were soon at the scene, sealing off the structure to stop anyone entering and protecting the property of residents.

The deputy provincial governor said that governor Weerasak Wijitsaengsri would be meeting with all concerned at today to begin the investigation.

There is a reservoir behind the building; structural problems and ground subsidence are thought to have caused the leaning.

The building’s owner found alternative accommodation for the residents and other plans were put in place to assist them.

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SOURCES: thaivisa | Daily News

 

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    Geoff

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Something else not straight in 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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