Ceiling panels fall on passenger’s head at Phuket airport


Phuket, Thailand: A plaster and ceiling panels at Phuket airport fell on Saturday, hitting one passenger on the head that resulted to a cut on his head.

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Bancha Sa-nguannam was in the waiting room at Gate 81 – 82 at about 2:30pm when large ceiling panels and loose plasters collapsed. He was given first aid and was taken to Thalang Hospital for further observation.

The Phuket native was waiting for his Nok Air flight bound for Don Mueang airport in Bangkok.

The management of Phuket airport later said that plaster beneath the second floor of the departure terminal had deteriorated over time and fallen onto the first-floor ceiling panels, which finally could not bear the load, Bangkok Post reported.

The area was cordoned off for repairs and the management apologised for the incident, the report added.

Source / Photo Credits: Bangkok Post

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