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City construction worker killed by crane arm

A crane arm broke and fell at a construction site near a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on Thursday afternoon, killing one worker and injuring another.

The accident occured at the site of a new hotel, the exended section of The Market Bangkok shopping mall, on Ratchadamri Road in Lumphini area of Pathumwan district, Praram 199 radio centre reported. 

The arm of a 20-metre high crane had broken and fallen to the surface.

Two workers, both from Myanmar, were seriously injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where one of them was later declared dead.

An investigation into the accident has begun.

At 12.31 pm a crane arm collapsed near The Market Bangkok shopping mall in Pathumwan district, Bangkok.

Firemen and Bon Kai rescuers arriving at the site found two people were injured. They were rushed to the Police General Hospital. (Photos: Rescuer Ronayuth Kulapantha Facebook)

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