Roof collapses at school in Thailand, killing 7 sheltering from rain


Bangkok, May 23 (BNA): Seven people, including four children, were killed today, Monday, when strong winds caused by a rainstorm caused the collapse of an iron roof of a school activity center in northern Thailand.

The latest victim was a 6-year-old boy who died late Monday night in a hospital after the collapse of Wat Narn Por Primary School, according to the public relations office of Phichit district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Bangkok. The Associated Press reported.

Several students had entered the activity center to take shelter from the rain when the roof collapsed, according to a Facebook post from the official disaster prevention department, and 18 people were hospitalized.

Four boys, two parents and a member of the school’s cleaning staff died, said Bacharen Seri, an employee of the regional public relations department.

The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rain in northern Thailand this week. Monday was also the official start of the rainy season.

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