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Migrant worker dies, three hurt in Thailand

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Thai officials were at the site of construction where Cambodian workers got accident. Source: National Police

A Cambodian migrant worker died and three others were injured on Tuesday during a collapse at a construction site of a luxury condominium in Thailand.

A Banteay Meanchey provincial police officer, who declined to be named, identified the dead worker as Lorm Chanthorn, 20, from Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampil district, who died in the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in Chonburi province’s Bang Lamung district.

She identified the other workers as Lorm Chandy, 18, who was seriously injured, Lin, 18, and Nam Tan, 18, and said they were sent to Ban Lamung Hospital in the district.

The officer said the four Cambodians were working on the eighth floor of the building when the scaffolding collapsed because it had been overloaded with metal rods.

Thailand’s The Nation newspaper quoted Police Colonel Chakthip Parapanthakul of Bang Lamung district, who had led a team to inspect the scene, as saying police suspect the scaffolding, which protruded two meters from the building, collapsed due to the weight of the metal rods on it.

“The collapse sent the four workers plunging to the ground, resulting in the death and serious injuries,” he noted.

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