Koh Chang resort building collapses killing one tourist, trapping 7 others

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A Thai tourist was killed and seven others trapped inside after a two-storey resort hotel on Koh Chang island of Trat province collapsed Saturday morning following heavy rains in the night.

Koh Chang resort building collapses killing one tourist, trapping 7 others

Among the tourists trapped under the collapsed building of Siam Beach hotel resort on Koh Chang island is a three-year-old child.

Koh Chang resort building collapses killing one tourist, trapping 7 others

Koh Chang police said the Siam Beach hotel building collapsed at 6 am after heavy downpour lashed the beach area last night.

Koh Chang resort building collapses killing one tourist, trapping 7 others

Trat governor Charnna Iamsaeng said rescuers and local residents were racing against time to try to rescue the trapped tourists.

Koh Chang resort building collapses killing one tourist, trapping 7 others

Koh Chang chief district officer Kamthon Waehon said the collapse might be caused by low construction standard as it was on soft soil and near the cliff.