Building Collapses in Thailand, Trapping 6 Tourists, Killing 1
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A building at a beach resort in Thailand collapsed Saturday, leaving one woman dead, ABC News reported.
The Thai woman was visiting the Siam Beach Resort on the island of Koh Chang in eastern Thailand, ABC said.
Five other tourists, who had traveled to the resort with the woman, were rescued several hours after the two-story building collapsed, police Lt. Col. Arwat Piboonsawat told ABC. The survivors were all hospitalized but were in good condition.
A 3-year-old boy was among those found in the rubble, ABC said. Rescue workers spent several hours removing debris in their search for survivors.
The building collapse happened after a heavy rainstorm, according to ABC. The news agency said that officials thought the storm might have caused the collapse; however, the incident is still under investigation.
There have been more and more safety concerns in the country, which attracts nearly 30 million tourists a year, ABC said.
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