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Geologists die in tunnel cave-in

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Top of Doi Pha Hom Pok, Chiang Mai

Top of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park in Chiang Mai Province. Photo: Eartheart123.

CHIANG MAI – The deaths of two young geologists may have been caused by a fragile layer of rocks in a freshly built tunnel caving in, causing a large rock to fall and crush them, engineers say.

The incident in Mae Taeng district occurred as Pratyawat Wasu-anant, 24, and Pathomporn Siriwat, 23, went into tunnel No 6 for a geological inspection Thursday morning. The men worked for Italian-Thai Development Plc.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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