Students Take Their Chances On Overpass Wrecked By A Truck

Students Overpass

Photos of young students taking their chances on a badly damaged and dangerous pedestrian overpass in Phuket have been widely shared on social media over the past 24 hours with calls for authorities to close it due to safety concerns.

The overpass was left badly damaged after an accident involving a truck at the weekend, however, district officials failed to fence off the bridge to stop the public using it until repairs were carried out.

School children arriving for class early Monday morning took their chances using the wrecked stairway on the overpass as it seemed safer than trying to dodge eight lanes of traffic to reach their school on the opposite side of the road.

Locals not only complained about the safety of the school kids but also the ruble and concrete still scattered on the ground that had yet to be cleaned up following the accident.