Under Construction Lat Krabang Overpass Bridge in Bangkok Collapses, Multiple Fatalities and Injuries Reported


An under construction overpass bridge located at the On Nut-Lat Krabang Road in Bangkok has collapsed near dusk this evening, July 10th, 2023, killing at least two people and injuring eight more.

Mr. Wisanu Subsompol, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, told the associated Thai press that the under construction bridge appeared to have flipped over while significant traffic was in the area under the bridge construction. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, or BMA, officials confirmed at least two deaths and right injuries but cautioned that this was not final as ongoing searches for people possibly trapped under the rubble were ongoing.

An exact cause for the collapse will likely take some time, warned BMA officials, as rescue teams and city officials rushed to the scene to provide aid. As of press time heavy emergency services and rescue workers were operating in the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes in from BMA officials.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.