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10 students hurt as crane collapses onto school building

A crane at a condominium construction site collapsed onto a building at Assumption Convent School in Bangkok's Bang Rak district, injuring 10 students on Wednesday. (Photos taken from @js100 radio Facebook page)

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Ten schoolgirls were hurt when a crane at a condominium construction site collapsed and fell onto a school building at Assumption Convent School in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district late on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at around 11am on Wednesday when the crane suddenly collapsed and crashed onto the nearby school building on Soi Charoen Krung 40.

Broken bricks and cement showered onto schoolgirls in the area.  A total of 10 students were hurt and rushed to Lerdsin Hospital, police said.

Authorities were investigating.


authority (noun): a person or government agency who has the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ

cement : a grey powder made by burning clay and lime that sets hard when it is mixed with water. Cement is used in building to stick bricks together and to make very hard surfaces - ปูนซีเมนต์

collapse : to fall down suddenly - พังลงมา  ล้ม, พังครืน

crane : a tall machine used for lifting or moving heavy objects and building tall buildings - ปั้นจั่นยกของหนัก

investigate : to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it - ตรวจสอบหาความจริง

rush : to move or do something very quickly - รีบเร่ง, วิ่ง


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