Woman hurt by falling billboard

An advertising board at a bus stop fell down in Rangsit and seriously injured a woman waiting for a bus, police said.

  • Published: 18/12/2013 at 07:26 AM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

The accident happened around 7.30am on Tuesday when Lamyuang Phanthanu, 50, was waiting at the bus stop in front of Major Cineplex Rangsit.

The 1x2 metre board, which was 8m off the ground, fell on the woman, inflicted a severe wound to her head.

She was taken to Pathum Thani Hospital in  serious condition.

Police say a pole holding the board was rusty, causing the sign to fall. Police believe the pole had been rusting since the heavy floods in 2011.

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