Hospital’s concrete post collapse kills 11


SAMUT PRAKAN, 25 February 2014 The under-construction walkway of the Ramathibodi Hospital in Samut Prakan province collapsed on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding dozens. Authorities are urgently searching for people feared trapped under the rubble.

Rescuers are still finding the victims—most of them construction workers—in the pile of concrete after they were told that at least two workers were lost. The injured have already been sent to the nearby Chularat and Bang Phli hospitals.

Eyewitnesses said a makeshift elevator shaft collapsed and crushed the walkway while the workers were having lunch below. The causes of the accident are being investigated.