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Three dead, 17 injured in Thai building collapse: police

Published on Aug 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Rescue workers search through the rubble of a collapsed condominium building, which had been under construction, in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, August 11, 2014. The six-storey condominium building in Thanyaburi district collapsed on Monday evening, killing at least three people and injuring 17 others, local media reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - At least three workers died and 17 others were injured when a six-storey building under construction collapsed just outside Bangkok, police said Monday, as rescuers searched for an unknown number of missing people.

The planned student accommodation block crashed down at around 4.30pm in Pathum Thani province, north of the capital, a police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"Three construction workers were found dead and 17 injured were rescued," said the officer.

Rescue workers and police were using cranes to search for any people trapped inside the debris late Monday.

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