THAILAND: Residents flee as houses sink

The owners, their four-year-old daughter and neighbours have fled as this home collapsed and continues to sink in Pathum Thani’s Khlong Luang district. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

Subsidence affecting nine townhouses at a housing estate in Pathum Thani could have resulted from pile foundations breaking underground due to soft soil, according to an initial investigation by the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) Wednesday.

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