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Passenger terminal collapsed at Bangkok airport

Don Mueang International Airport suffered damage during a thunderstorm in Bangkok, collapsing the service arrivals hall

The walls of the service hall of Don Myang International Airport in the Thai capital Bangkok reportedly collapsed during a thunderstorm last night.

The airport had built the lounge to be used as a meeting place for group tours at Terminal 1, where most low-cost international flights and some low-cost domestic flights are operated. The lounge was built only a year ago, but has not been used until now because of the low level of international travel during the pandemic.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported. Fortunately, no one was there at the time.

Don Muang Airport management has ordered a team of engineers to inspect the damage and report in detail on the cause of the collapse. Thailand’s Minister of Transport has also ordered Airports of Thailand (AOT) to urgently investigate the cause of the incident.

AOT Executive Director Nitinai Sirisattakarn is currently awaiting a detailed report from the airport. The preliminary report reported that a strong storm and heavy rains probably destroyed the structure.

Photo: Don Myang International Airport, Bangkok, April 2022

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