Surin store collapse kills six people

SURIN – The front of a construction supplies store in Muang district collapsed during a thunderstorm, killing six people, three from the same family, and injuring two others on Tuesday evening.

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The Global House building in tambon Chaniaeng of Muang district collapsed about 5pm on Tuesday. 

The front steel structure caved-in, tumbling to the ground and crushing six people to death. 

Three of the dead were the store’s employees - Sakchai Prajuchan, Rob Chusrikhao and Yo Saengprasert - and the other three all customers from the same family - Charan Phetnok, his pregnant wife Suthathip Oukard and his daughter Mathurot Phetnok.  

All six viuctims were waiting to be picked up outside the store.

Surin governor Niran Kalayanamit has appointed a fact-finding committee to determine if the building's collapse was caused by the storm or a structural failure.

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