Students killed when storm collapses school sports arena

Rescuers at the scene of the collapsed sports arena at Wat Noen Po School in tambon Noen Po, Sam Ngam district, Phichit province after it collapsed on Monday night. Seven students were killed, 25 others injured. (Photo: Sitthipoj Kebui)

PHICHIT: Seven students were killed and 25 others injured when an open, roofed sports arena collapsed during a fierce storm at Ban Noen Po School in Sam Ngam district on Monday evening.

The storm struck about 6.30pm, with heavy rain pounding parts of Sam Ngam district of this southern lower northern province.

A whirlwind struck a large sports arena with metal roofing above a volleyball court, a futsal court and other sports facilities at Ban Noen Po School while students were playing underneath…

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