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50 Students, Teachers Plunge Into Water After Bridge Collapse


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by TNR Staff

 

A NATURE field trip by fifth graders and their teachers in Nakhon Si Thammarat province turned into a disaster after the bridge they were all crossing suddenly collapsed under their weight plunging them all into the pool of water below injuring six of them, Matichon said yesterday (August 19).

 

At 2 p.m. the National Institution of Emergency Medicine had initially been alerted that 50 students and teachers had been injured in this accident at Suan Karaket village in Karaket subdistrict, Chian Yai district, and a high-level emergency operation unit quickly went there as did medical teams from Chian Yai, Chaloem Phrakiat and Hua Sai hospitals.

 

However after the whole party was rescued six students needed hospitalisation with three each being sent to Chian Yai and Chaloem Phrakiat hospitals.

 

Full story: https://thainewsroom.com/2022/08/19/50-students-teachers-plunge-into-water-after-bridge-collapse/

 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

A NATURE field trip by fifth graders and their teachers in Nakhon Si Thammarat province turned into a disaster after the bridge they were all crossing suddenly collapsed under their weight plunging them all into the pool of water below injuring six of them, Matichon said yesterday

An unexpected afternoon dip after a bridge fails... go Thailand.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

the bridge they were all crossing suddenly collapsed

Second photo from link showing the extent of the collapse of the bridge (not a jetty)

 

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Yes, this bridge looks like it was only rated for about 20 people max. Smart teachers to let the entire class get on the bridge

at one. Amazing Thailand. Great construction.

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