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Walkway collapse at market dumps tourists in the water

Twenty tourists and locals found themselves unceremoniously dumped in the murky waters at a 100 year old Bang Plee market on Sunday.

walkway collapseTwo were injured in the collapse of a wooden walkway at the market near the temple of Wat Bang Plee Yai Nai south east of Bangkok, reported Daily News.

A ten meter stretch caved in. Locals helped the visitors to clamber out of the one meter deep water and assist them in looking for lost valuables. Two people were taken to hospital – Wiraya Panyawibun, 25 who hurt her right leg and a 25 year old Thai man with cuts on his body.

The Bang Plee municipal authority order the area closed pending an immediate inspection of the walkways in the market.

Thai Visa / Daily News

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