Five dead when three-story house collapses in Bangkok By Reuters


© Reuters. Three-story building collapses in Bangkok


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BANGKOK (Reuters) – A burned-out three-story house collapsed on the outskirts of Thailand’s capital Bangkok, killing at least five people.

The building caught fire on Saturday morning and was extinguished about an hour later, media reports said. The cause of the fire was unknown.

The video, shared with Reuters, showed the burned, blackened building collapsing amid a cloud of smoke and concrete dust, missing a firefighter who climbed a ladder on the perimeter wall to take a closer look and who had just managed to escape the falling debris.

“I heard the sound of something breaking and the entire building collapsed in a split second,” a firefighter who filmed and posted the video on his Facebook account (NASDAQ) told Reuters.

“The rescue team was ordered to leave the building because the structure looked weak,” he added.

At least five people were killed, including a resident and four rescue workers, according to the media.

The search for survivors was canceled in the evening.

(This story has been revised to correct typing errors in the heading.)

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