Road tragedy: Section of Luang Paeng Road collapses killing 2, injuring 17 in Bangkok (video)

An under-construction section of Luang Paeng Road yesterday collapsed tragically killing two individuals and injuring 17 more in the Latkrabang district of Bangkok.
The collapsed part of the street formed part of the On Nut-Latkrabang Flyover, a construction spanning approximately 3.5 kilometres from On Nut-Latkrabang Road to Luang Paeng Road. The accident occurred in the night at round 6pm on July 10, after development work for the day had concluded. The collapse transpired when each the grinder and main pillars, positioned about 20 metres above the street, crumbled onto vehicles and pedestrians passing beneath.
Distressing footage of the incident captured by witnesses showcased the construction giving method, accompanied by screams as folks close by desperately tried to flee the area. Among the casualties have been Arun Sangkarak, a 24 yr old venture engineer, and Chatchai Prasert, a construction employee. They tragically misplaced their lives in the accident. Additionally, a report by Than Settakij indicated that 17 different individuals suffered injuries. However, the rescue staff and authorities suspect that there should be victims trapped beneath the wreckage.
Last night time, Bangkok Governor Chatchart Sittipunt visited the site and explained that the rescue staff was unable to seek for victims as a end result of danger of additional collapse. The compromised section of the structure posed a hazard to the remaining portions, making it unsafe for the rescuers.
Governor Chatchart announced that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Public Work Department, along with the development firms and engineers involved, would conduct an investigation into the injury and assess the safety stage before proceeding with the next course of action.
The 57 year outdated governor careworn that the relevant departments must take accountability for the incident. He said…
“This incident ought to by no means have happened. I must closely and diligently monitor other tasks. The security of residents have to be our prime priority. There must be someone held answerable for this case. It isn’t simply an accident.”
To take away the damaged structure from the highway, large machines weighing over 30 to 40 tonnes shall be employed. This course of is estimated to take roughly three to 4 days, during which some roads shall be briefly closed to ensure the protection of motorists and facilitate the authorities’ work.
The construction of the On Nut-Latkrabang Flyover, geared toward assuaging site visitors congestion and fostering the expansion of communities and companies near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, was allocated a finances of over 1.sixty six billion baht.
The project was awarded to Tharawan Construction and Npha Construction Company for bidding and operation. Construction began on February 23, 2021, with an anticipated completion date of August eleven this 12 months. However, as a outcome of delays, the work schedule was extended till December of the following year. Failure to fulfill this extended deadline would end in a day by day fantastic of 4.1 million baht imposed on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
In Parliament, Sujarit Pongsingwittaya, a member of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council from the Pheu Thai Party, raised concerns concerning the development project. Sujarit urged Governor Chatchart to address the problems brought on by the construction delays, which had resulted in severe traffic problems and increased the chance of accidents for residents within the space.
In Unexplored to Sujarit’s issues, Witsanu Subsomboon, Deputy Governor of the BMA, explained that the construction method had been modified.
Instead of on-site building, a precast field phase strategy was adopted, wherein each part of the flyover was manufactured off-site after which transported for installation. Although this change was anticipated to expedite the project, the unfortunate collapse occurred, instilling worry among many.

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