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Reported death of 15-yr-old labourer to be investigated

The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare will investigate reports that a 15-year-old was among 11 workers killed in Tuesday's building collapse in Samut Prakan.

"Any employer who hires a person aged under 18 will face legal action," department director-general Panich Chitchang said Thursday.

The accident at the construction site of the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district claimed 11 lives and injured 16 victims.

Panich said the Samut Prakan Labour Protection and Welfare Office would invite all relevant parties to provide testimony on March 3.

Italian-Thai Development is in charge of the construction project.

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