At Least Seven People Dead and 19 Injured After Storm Hits School in Phichit

Phichit, Central Thailand –

At least seven people died including students and 19 people suffered injuries after a major storm hit a school in Phichit.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported last night (May 22nd) that a storm hit a school in the Sam Ngam district. A roof covering an area where students and parents were inside sheltering from the storm collapsed.

The parents and students were waiting for the rain to finish after their children had completed practicing football at the school.

At least seven people have been pronounced dead and 19 people have sustained injuries including students and parents.

More than 200 families in the area have also suffered from the storm. Local residents told Thai media this was the worst storm in the past 40 years.

The names and ages of those killed and injured were not immediately released by relevant authorities.

This is a developing story and further information may be updated as it is released.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.