Search for survivors in building collapse called off

national August 13, 2014 12:33

Pathum Thani Governor Pongsathorn Sachachonpun on Wednesday cancelled searches at a building that collapsed on Sunday in the province after sniffer dogs found no signs of survivors. He also ordered demolition of the building.

A source however said that dogs appeared to find some bodies under the debris. The governor also ordered inspection of buildings near the six-storey edifice under construction that collapsed on Sunday to determine if they were safe enough to continue the construction. The collapse killed at least three people including a mother and her baby.

Affected persons will be paid compensation of not more than Bt300,000 while families of the victims will initially be paid Bt30,000. Thais and migrant workers will receive equal amounts.

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