At least three people were reported killed and others trapped in the rubble of an office building under construction that collapsed in Phuket.
The office block, being built for a petrol company, collapsed around 1 pm.
An excavator was being used to clear away a large slab of concrete and twisted steel bars so rescuers could get to workers trapped beneath it.
The Phuket People’s Voice Facebook page initially reported that three people were confirmed to have died and five others were injured.
However, Khaosod Online reported the death toll at seven, while Spring News Online gives figures of six dead and five injured.
The new building, owned by Sai Si Nam-ngern Co, is located near the local HomePro hardware store.
Police and rescuers were still at the scene.
Phuket People’s Voice Facebook page reported three people were killed and five others injured when an office building for a petrol station under construction in Thalang district, Phuket collapsed on Thursday afternoon.