Pattaya-area house damaged by falling tree

A falling branch from a 70-year-old rubber tree that broke loose in heavy winds crashed into a Banglamung home, causing excessive damage.

Banglamung District engineers will help repair the home of a local resident damaged by a falling branch of a 70-year-old rubber tree.

Banglamung Councilman Supachai Sangfah led workers from the district’s clerk and engineering offices to the Soi Banglamung 39 home of Suriya Wansuwong June 21 after the tree fell on his home the night before during a thunderstorm.

Supachai said heavy winds began around 10 p.m., and at 10:30, he heard a crashing sound from upstairs. A massive branch of the old tree had fallen on his home, breaking through a second-floor and damaging the house’s awning and a front window.

Family members were home at the time, but luckily no one was hurt.

Banglamung engineers cut away the branch to allow for repairs, which are estimated at 60,000 baht.

Banglamung engineers were called in to help repair the home.

Homeowner Suriya Wansuwong (standing) tells city council member Supachai Sangfah (seated) he heard a big crash around 10.30 p.m. when the massive branch landed on his house.

The old rubber tree survived 70 years’ worth of storms and bad weather but lost one of its large branches in the latest.

Engineers cut up the debris to haul away.