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Video shows collapse that killed 4 firefighters in Thailand

Complete collapse of building occurred during an attempt to rescue person trapped in the fire

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Four volunteer firefighters and one occupant have been killed in a fire at a large house that burnt to the ground in western Bangkok. The house later collapsed after the fire raged through it for an hour from 6am on Saturday.

According to the Bangkok Post the first responders were firemen from the Bangkok Fire & Rescue Department under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and rescue volunteers from the Poh Teck Tung Foundation.

Heavy machinery could not be used for fear the structure could collapse further and crush those trapped inside.

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The Firefighters from the Bangkok Fire & Rescue Department, Volunteer Firefighters Kanaphob Prapai, 44, Samatcha Nilthong, 48, Attapol Thuamthong, 26, and Suthat Plianklad, 38.

The collapse happened when the Firefighters were attempting to rescue a man who was trapped inside a bathroom. 7 people escaped with the help of Firefighters, however, the one victim had become trapped in a downstairs bathroom which prompted the rescue effort by the members. The building collapsed and there is fear more may have been lost.

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