Chai Nat bridge collapses, four workers injured

Chai Nat bridge collapses, four workers injured

Authorities inspect the site of a collapsed bridge across the Chao Phraya River in Chai Nat's Muang district on Saturday. (Photo by Chudate Seehawong)
Authorities inspect the site of a collapsed bridge across the Chao Phraya River in Chai Nat's Muang district on Saturday. (Photo by Chudate Seehawong)

CHAI NAT: Four workers were injured, three of them seriously, after a concrete section of a bridge under construction across the Chao Phraya River in Muang district collapsed on Saturday afternoon, according to media reports.

The bridge is currently being built across the Chao Phraya River to connect Nong Rahaeng village in tambon Ban Kluay with tambon Tha Chai.

A large concrete section of the bridge slid off and dropped to the ground below.  Four workers working under the bridge were injured, three of them seriously.  A cement truck belonging to a private company was damaged.

After the accident, the injured workers were taken to Chai Nai Narenthorn Hospital and the area was sealed off for examination.

The cause of the collapse was being investigated.



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