Apartment building collapses in Samkong area, Rassada, Phuket

Rassada, Mueang Phuket –

A 32-room apartment building in the Samkong area, Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket district collapsed. No deaths or major injuries were reported.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident at 23:25 P.M. last night (October 20th) at a no name rental room building, with two stories and 32 rooms in Soi Prayoon 2 on Yawarad Road, Samkong area in the Rassada sub-district.

The rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the collapsed building. No deaths were reported. One unidentified woman was later reported with minor injuries.

One of the renters, who asked not to be named, told the Phuket Express the apartment building had started to collapse since yesterday morning. There were some significant cracks found at the building during the day time before the building collapsed at night. All residents who lived in the apartments were all asked to evacuate by the building caretaker.

The area is now being blocked by Rassada authorities for safety reasons. No one is allowed to get inside the area except with permission.

Photo before the collapse below:


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.