Two killed as scaffolding collapses in Nonthaburi

Breaking News March 18, 2018 18:47

By Surasit Sinprasert
The Nation

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Scaffolding at a construction site collapsed in Nonthaburi province on Sunday, causing two deaths. Killed at the scene were Suwat Nuseng, a 39-year-old constructor, and Chen, a 32-year-old Cambodian worker.



Witnesses said Suwat was supervising the construction of a two-storey luxury house, with Chen standing nearby, when the scaffolding fell down. More than 10 people were working at the site. 

Rescuers from the Poh Teck Tung Foundation spent more than an hour removing scaffolding debris before they could bring out the bodies of the two victims. 

Deputy Nonthaburi Governor Ampon Angkhapakornkul inspected the site and declared it off-limits, except to relevant officials. He also instructed the authorities to provide help to the victims in line with government procedures. 

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