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.
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 police said the Siam Beach hotel building collapsed at 6 am after heavy downpour lashed the beach area last night.
Trat governor Charnna Iamsaeng said rescuers and local residents were racing against time to try to rescue the trapped tourists.
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.