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Rescuers pull survivor from collapsed Thai building

Published on Aug 12, 2014 10:23 PM
 
Thai rescue workers use cranes to search for trapped people after a six-storey building under construction collapsed in Pathum Thani province on Aug 12, 2014. Thai rescuers Tuesday pulled a survivor from the rubble of a collapsed building as they searched for five workers still trapped a day after the cave-in left three dead and 24 injured, officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai rescuers Tuesday pulled a survivor from the rubble of a collapsed building as they searched for five workers still trapped a day after the cave-in left three dead and 24 injured, officials said.

Rescue teams have kept up their hunt for the workers since the under-construction student accommodation block toppled Monday afternoon in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok.

Late Tuesday afternoon they pulled out alive a 24-year-old Thai man from the wreckage, local governor Pongsathorn Sajjacholapund told AFP by telephone.

"The rescuers kept him alive by giving him water through a hose... he has just been pulled out alive but looks weak," he said.

 
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