Phuket Airport Clarifies After Water Leaking from Roof in Terminal Causes Passengers to Slip

Phuket –

The Phuket International Airport clarified after water leaking from a roof in a domestic terminal caused passengers to slip.

Photos and videos of water leaking inside the domestic terminal with pools of water on the floor went viral on Thai social media on Tuesday (November 7th).

On Wednesday (November 8th) the Phuket International Airport issued an announcement to clarify the incident.

They stated that the water was at the Buffer Zone on the first floor of the domestic terminal. During that time there was heavy rain with strong winds outside. Water drains on the airport roof were unable to release a large capacity of rain water which caused water to leak over the drains and flow down into the terminal.

Some passengers were injured after slipping on the floor. The airport provided medical aid to them and will pay financial compensation for their damages. The wet area was later blocked while the floor was cleaned.

The airport will improve a better water drain system to prevent this kind of incident in the future. They apologized for the inconvenience.

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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.