Nakhon Ratchasima –
At least 9 workers were reportedly injured after a construction bypass bridge suddenly collapsed in the Khok Sung district of Nakhon Ratchasima province yesterday, January 23rd.
The Nakhon Ratchasima Rescue Department arrived at the construction site of the ring road between the intersection of Highway 205 on Suranarai Road around 2:00 P.M. after being alerted of the accident, injuring many construction workers.
Huge parts of the 10-meter-high unfinished concrete bridge were seen falling and injuring about eight migrant workers and a Thai national. They were safely rescued from the rubble before being rushed to Nakhon Ratchasima hospital. All of them are reportedly recovering, no deaths were reported.
According to the authorities, the incident was assumed to be caused by a batch of rusty scaffolding, unable to bear the weight while pouring wet cement and therefore collapsing.
Department No.10 of the Highway Department of Nakhon Ratchasima has ordered the contractor to urgently dismantle the debris from the scene. The Ministry of Transport also urged every constriction site to strictly follow safety measures and provide full assistance and care for the injured.
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