Temple’s bell tower collapses, 9 hurt

NINE workers were injured, four of them seriously, when an ancient bell stupa in Phrayatham Temple on the Thon Buri side of the Bangkok Metropolis collapsed at noon today (Sept 25, 2018), the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported.

A total of 15 workers were inside the temple compound when the incident took place. The other six workers were inspecting another old building inside the temple compound.

The head of the restoration team has cordoned off the area and barred outsiders from getting near the site.


Top: Rescuers pulling out the injured workers at the temple in Thon Buri. Photo: Khao Sod

Below: The bell stupa which collapsed. Photo: Khao Soa

By Songpol Kaopatumtip

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