Stadium Roof in Bangkok Collapses

PHOTO: Siam Sport

Bangkok –

A roof at an indoor stadium in Huamark collapsed just before a major world sports competition event.

The incident was reported at about 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday (October 3rd). The roof of the Indoor Stadium Huamark of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) collapsed during heavy rainfall.

The collapse was just before the opening event of the IWBF Women’s U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship 2023 which is being hosted by Thailand. Athletes from ten countries were evacuated from the stadium. Two people were reported to have suffered minor injuries and the event was indefinitely postponed.

An investigation would reportedly take place into the collapse.

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.