Earthquake jolts Chiang Rai, hospital ceiling collapses

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 By  NNT

BANGKOK, 5 May 2014  – An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurring at a depth of 10 kilometers hit Phan district in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Monday at 6.08 PM. More than 10 injuries from a hospital ceiling collapse were reported.

The governor of Chiang Rai said no evacuation was necessary as of yet and suggested people stay in a safe place for 12-24 hours from now. The famous temple in Chiang Rai Wat Rongkhun was seriously damaged.

The ceiling of Mae Lao Hospital in the province collapsed from the earthquake, injuring over 10 people. Authoritues have warned of more aftershocks.

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