Sinkhole threatens to swallow road in Krabi Village

KRABI: A sinkhole that appeared overnight in a village in Krabi is threatening to swallow up a road and nearby houses if it gets any larger.

District officials went to inspect the 3.5-meter deep hole that opened up on a roadside yesterday in Lam Tab district after heavy rainfall.

After climbing down into the 1.5-meter-wide hole, inspectors discovered that it extends at least four meters under the road.

“Villagers have been warned against going near the hole and a portion of the road has been closed off,” said Krabi’s Din Udom OrBorTor president, Wuttichai Pedthong, who accompanied officials to inspect the situation on August 17.

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“The Department of Mineral Resources Regional Office 4 (Surat Thani) is going to come here to assess the risks soon,” added Mr Wuttichai.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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