At 4:00 PM, on November 9th, 2023, Phanat Nikhom police officers received a report on a building’s floor collapsing at Phanat Pittayakhan School, Phanat Nikhom, Chonburi. Many students suffered minor injuries.
At the incident scene, a 47-year-old building had two stories with wooden floors and a flood two meters underneath the building. According to the report from Phanat Nikhom police officers, many students had slight abrasions and two students were transferred to the Phanat Nikhom hospital for back pain.
An anonymous student witnessed the incident while having an English lesson in the class and said to the Phanat Nikhom police officers that a sudden collapse led to more than 30 students in the class falling underneath the building where it flooded.
Mr. Pluay Keeratipakorn, the school’s director, publicly revealed that during the incident, many students participated in class activities in that they gathered in front of the class together. The old floor could not hold their combined weight which led to the incident with minor injuries.
Pluay reportedly affirmed that the school planned to renovate and maintain the old buildings during the summer break, unfortunately, the building’s floor had collapsed before they could do so.