Three Missing After Pavilion Collapses Into River

Three Missing After Pavilion Collapses Into River

Rescue workers said two women and a schoolboy were still missing this afternoon after a pavilion beside a temple collapsed into a river.

Dozens of locals were crammed inside the wooden building for the national public holiday on the banks of the Mae Klong River in Samut Songkhram, central Thailand.

But there was a loud ”cracking sound” and the overloaded building – believed to be at least 50 years old – slid into the water at around 1pm local time. Several people were dragged away by the current as others scrambled onto the muddy banks.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that ten men and 13 women were injured while three people were missing after falling into the river.