Five bodies retrieved from debris


Rescuers working to extract the remains for firefighters from the razed building after it collapsed in Bangkok.

THE dead bodies of four firefighters, who were killed while trying to extinguish a fire at a building that collapsed in Bangkok, have been extricated.

On Saturday, the Thammasala police station was alerted about a fire in Krisda Nakhon 31 Village in the Thawi Watthana district.

A video shared with Reuters showed the scorched and blackened building collapsing amid a cloud of smoke and concrete dust.

“I heard the sound of something breaking and the whole building came down, ” said one fireman, who filmed and posted the video on Facebook.

“The rescue team were told to leave the building because the structure looked weak, ” he added.

Five people, including four firefighters, were killed.

Rescuers managed to pull the bodies out by 6.40am yesterday.

The fifth fatality was an office worker. — Agencies

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