Sunday, March 29, 2015   

Migrants among 11 killed in Thai building collapse
(02-25 17:51)

At least 11 workers died and 18 others were injured when a large concrete beam collapsed at a construction site just outside Bangkok, police said.
Two of the injured were critical in hospital, said Apiwat Kasorn of the Bang Phli police, a district in the province bordering Bangkok.
Most of the bodies had now been pulled from rubble at the construction site for a public hospital, although one of the dead workers was yet to be retrieved.
“Seven workers died at the scene and four died in hospital,'' Apiwat said, adding the victims were both Thais and migrant workers.
Labor groups have warned about lax safety standards and low wages at Thai construction sites, especially for migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, who are often paid below the minimum daily wage of US$9.2.--AFP


   
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