Four killed in Ayutthaya bridge collapse


AYUTTHAYA, April 29 – At least four persons were killed and nine others were injured when a small bridge collapsed in this central province, about 80 kilometres north of Bangkok.

A number of motorcycle drivers and their vehicles fell into the Pasak River on Sunday while they were crossing the bridge in Tha Rua district.

Rescue workers Monday morning continued searching for further possible victims still in the river.

It was initially believed that possibly poor and below standard repairs of the bridge may have led to the accident because a crack was found and the bridge had just been repaired. The repair work was completed in February.