The roof of a school in Thailand collapsed and seven people died from the rain
Seven people, including four children, have died after the metal roof of a school activity center in northern Thailand collapsed during a strong wind storm.
BANGKOK — Seven people, including four children, died on Monday when the metal roof of a school activity center in northern Thailand collapsed due to strong winds from a storm, officials said Tuesday.
The public relations office of Phichit province, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Bangkok, said the latest victim was a 6-year-old boy who died in a hospital late Monday after collapsing at Wat Nern Por primary school.
According to a Facebook post by the official disaster management department, several students went inside the activity center to escape the rain when the roof collapsed and 18 people were hospitalized.
Patcharin Siri, of the provincial Public Relations Department, said four boys, two parents and a member of the school’s cleaning staff were killed.
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning for heavy rain in northern Thailand this week. The rainy season officially began on Monday.