Two injured after apartment building collapse in central Thailand

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Two wreckers were injured after twin apartment buildings they were demolishing in Nonthaburi, Thailand, collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

Police and rescue workers were called to the scene in the town of Nonthaburi around 2:30 p.m. The twin apartment for rent being demolished consisted of an eight-story building and a six-story apartment building with swimming pool on a five-rai lot.

They both apartment buildings had served mainly foreign tenants who were later abandoned. Demolition company Interyota Ltd was contracted to demolish the entire site from September 15 to December 30.

Police from the Region 1 Provincial Police said the demolition work reached the foundation of the building and collapsed when workers and six excavators were on site.

Two wreckers were injured, one of them got stuck in his shovel when hit by a huge concrete beam. Rescuers managed to pull him out of the rubble around 5:30 p.m.

Police and city engineers were investigating the cause of the collapse. City inspectors were checking the company’s permits for the dismantling work and will study its demolition plan.

Meanwhile, although 2021 is seen as the worst in terms of economic turmoil, an international real estate consultant says Bangkok is still attracting investors to luxury apartment buildings. With an increase of 26.8% for new housing reservations. Interest in Bangkok’s new apartment projects shows no signs of abating. In the first half of this year, alone. Bangkok also saw new luxury apartment projects lead the way in terms of the highest average purchase bookings.

Source: Bangkok Post


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