Crane collapse injures 3 in central BangkokStaff Writer | September 15, 2018
A huge construction crane collapsed in central Bangkok's busy businesses district on Friday, injuring three people and pulling down several power poles.
Asia The crane operator, a Myanmar laborer, fled the scene
Several vehicles, including cars and motorcycles as well as a shop were damaged. Rescuers had to asked the electricity authority to cut off power before they could free the injured from her car.
Witness said a loud noise was heard when the crane used in the construction of a six-story apartment building collapsed. They said traffic on the road was usually busy but fortunately it was quiet when the accident happened.
The crane operator, a Myanmar laborer, fled the scene, reports said.
The fallen crane, power poles and trees have been removed. Investigation on the construction company is underway. ■