Four dead in flood-related Saraburi apartment collapse

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SARABURI, Sept 12 – Four people were killed after a two-storey apartment caved in following heavy downpours in Saraburi, rescue workers are searching for 3 others believed to be trapped in the ruins.

Persistent rain and flooding have saturated the soil, and are believed to have contributed to the building’s collapse.

The incident occurred in Takaosan subdistrict of Saraburi’s provincial seat after flash floods hit several areas of this central province.

Initial reports said 3 persons are trapped under the fallen building.

Rescue efforts face difficulties as the level of floodwater is high.

Several vehicles parked in front of the apartment are heavily damaged. Gas odors are flowing from natural gas-powered vehicles, raising concerns for fire safety hazards.

Saraburi is one among many provinces hit by Thailand’s current torrential rains and flash floods.