Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sinkhole In The Middle Of Pattaya

In Courtesy of Thairath

BANGKOK – PATTAYA – Police warned civilians of a collapsed sinkhole in the middle of a road entering Pattaya. One unfortunate victim made a dive into the sink with his motorbike and is now in a coma.

The hole intensified traffic conditions, squeezing the main road into one lane. A traffic officer on site said the dip was three meters deep, nine meters square in area and extremely dangerous.

Another victim was the driver of a semi-trailer delivering soda drinks; he managed to miss the hollow but in quick steering, swerved and tipped the vehicle.

Road specialists said that the structure under the roadway had been struck by underground water from a pipe and sea water 200 meters away, causing the soil mantle beneath the ground to dissolve over time and the cavern roof to collapse.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak

No comments:

Post a Comment