Roof collapses at a school in Thailand, killing 7 people sheltering from the rain
Seven people, including four children, died after high winds from a rainstorm caused a metal roof to collapse on a school’s activity center in northern Thailand
BANGKOK — Seven people, including four children, died on Monday when strong winds from a rainstorm caused a metal roof to collapse on a school’s activity center in northern Thailand, it was announced on Tuesday. officials.
The latest victim was a 6-year-old boy who died Monday night in a hospital after Wat Nern Por primary school collapsed, according to the public relations office of Phichit province, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north. north of Bangkok.
Several students had gone inside the activity center to shelter from the rain when the roof collapsed, according to a Facebook post from the official disaster prevention service, and 18 people were hospitalized.
Patcharin Siri, a staff member from the provincial public relations department, said four boys, two parents and a member of the school’s cleaning staff had died.
The Meteorological Service issued a heavy rain warning for northern Thailand this week. Monday was also the official start of the rainy season.