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Crane collapse kills 2

Crane collapse kills 2

Two people were killed, and seven others were injured when a giant crane collapsed at a building site in the Prawet district of Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 2:15 p.m. at the construction site of a waste disposal plant on On Nut Soi 86, according to Pol Lt Kittichot Summart, deputy investigation chief at the Prawet police station.

The tower crane, which had a maximum load lifting capacity of 12 tonnes, collapsed onto a cement mixer truck and a one-story office building.

The victims were identified as crane controller Somnuek Daochan, 53, and foreman Sunan Sutthiwilai, 47.

Seven workers were injured by broken glass and debris from the fallen crane. They were taken to Sirindhorn Hospital. Other workers with minor injuries declined to go to the hospital.

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