Looking at his damaged pickup, Ubon Kaewkoon could at least take solace in the fact be wasn’t in it when the building he parked in front of collapsed.
Storm-driven winds caused bricks from the third floor of the commercial building on Soi Huay Yai to fall to the ground, damaging his Ford Ranger pickup. He was also lucky the damage wasn’t worse, as a nearby Ford Aspire was demolished by fallen debris.
The 35-year-old mattress salesman had been inside, checking out the building with a thought of renting it to open a mattress shop. Then he heard a loud noise, and then a crash, and thoughts of rental contracts turned to car insurance.
At press time, it is unknown who owned this little red Ford Aspire, but luckily no one was inside this when bricks fell on it from above. Ubon Kaewkoon’s damaged pickup is behind the fallen canopy in the background.
Panjamaporn Sinsukborirak, 54, was in her pharmacy, which is located in the building as well. She said it was likely the storm that caused the bricks to fall. She said she was simply thankful no one was injured.