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