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Passengers at Phuket Airport injured after slipping over

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Only a few weeks ago, Phuket Airport bosses had to respond to complaints about uncomfortably high temperatures in the international terminal. Now, water leaking from the roof of the domestic terminal has caused some passengers to slip and hurt themselves.

The Phuket Express reports that airport bosses have had to apologise once more, issuing a statement yesterday to clarify why there were pools of water on the floor of the domestic terminal. A number of passengers were injured after slipping on the unexpectedly wet ground.

As tends to happen with these things, video footage and photos went viral on Thai social media, showing a significant amount of water on the terminal floor. Airport bosses responded, saying the water was on the first floor of the domestic terminal. They blamed the weather.

There had been heavy rain and strong winds outside, they explained, and the drains on the airport roof couldn’t release such a large quantity of water, resulting in flooding and water flowing down into the terminal. Passengers who slipped and fell were provided with first-aid by airport personnel and the airport says it will pay financial compensation.

The area was eventually sealed off for cleaning. Airport bosses have apologised and pledged to install a better water drainage system to avoid a repeat occurrence.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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