80-Meter Bridge Collapses After Tugboat Collision

 80-Meter Bridge Collapses After Tugboat Collision

Barge and tug boat on the Pa Sak River in Ayutthaya. Photo: Tom Marshall.

NAKHON PATHOM — A barge pilot was hit with a minor fine Thursday morning after his vessel smashed into a bridge and caused it to collapse.

The bridge in front of Wat Thaiyawat across the Thai Chin River in Nakhon Pathom province was destroyed after Sumet Tappandee, 35, lost control of the soybean-carrying barge and rammed it into one of the bridge’s pillars.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English


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