Transport Minister orders urgent investigation on Don Mueang Airport building collapse yesterday

Bangkok –

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob today, April 19th, ordered an urgent investigation on the collapse of a newly-built building at Don Mueang International Airport within 30 days following heavy rain in Bangkok yesterday.

Ronnakorn Chalermsanyakorn, Deputy Director of Operations from the Don Mueang International Airport, revealed to the press that there was a heavy rainstorm that constantly lasted for about an hour and a half yesterday, April 18th, around 4:00 P.M. in the airport area, causing the wall on the second floor of the new service hall building, located near the international terminal, to collapse.

“The authorities had cleared some debris, stones, and steel frames. The damage wasn’t assessed at the moment but was expected to report the results to the committee within 14 days,” the deputy director said.

As of today, the Transport Minister had appointed an investigation committee to examine the actual cause of the collapse.

The committee, according to Saksayam, would examine all relevant employment contracts including whether the construction was done along with the agreement, analyze facts and causes of the collapse, and assess the damage. The results would be reported to the Minister within 30 days.

The Minister said to the press: “We’d explore what the cause of the collapse was. The period of investigation would not exceed a period of 30 days from the appointment order, according to the regulations. Therefore, the results of the investigation are requested to be finalized first.”

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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.