Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // National News // Five tonne concrete beam collapses, killing one, in Samut Prakhan

Five tonne concrete beam collapses, killing one, in Samut Prakhan

Samut Prakhan
Samut Prakhan bridge collapse

Two people are dead and cars damaged following the collapse of a huge piece of concrete beam that weighed approximately five tonnes. The huge slab fell from an elevated U-turn bridge last night on the Rama II Road in Samut Sakorn province, south west of Bangkok. The incident happened around 8.30pm Sunday night.

The structure was still in the middle of being repaired after an oil truck once caught fire travelling over the elevated U-turn. The repairs were scheduled to be completed this month.

One of the people killed was a construction worker who was standing on top of the concrete and fell as the concrete beam crashed to the ground. Other people were injured with pieces of the concrete smashing and flying into the air. Another worker has been seriously injured after falling down with the slab.

One vehicle was sliced in half by the falling block.

City engineers are on site this morning to investigate the incident.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1


You May Also Like


by Tim Newton Don’t count on Russian tourists saving Phuket’s fragile tourism recovery any time soon. In fact it’s going to become increasingly difficult...


Automatic extensions of 15 days have been added to the two most popular forms of tourist arrival in Thailand. With the visa exemption program,...

National News

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf, found stuck in a tidal pool off the Gulf of Thailand coast of Rayong in the east of Thailand, is...

Phuket Travel

A new night time theme park called “Carnival Magic – The Magic Kingdom of Lights” is opening on Phuket on September 20. At a...