11 July 2024

Seven students sustained injuries when a steel bridge over a man-made lake, on which they and a dozen others were standing and jumping, suddenly collapsed at a resort in Chian Yai district of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat yesterday (Saturday).

The students, from Wat Sema Muang municipal school, were on a study trip to the resort.

The school director, Kriangkrai Wutthimanop, later issued an apology for the accident, adding that all the students are now safe.

Made of steel, the over 20m-long bridge was paved with concrete and spanned a lake which is about 10 metres deep.