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Mall roof collapses in Surin province, 6 confirmed dead

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SURIN, 14 May 2014 (NNT) - A severe hailstorm has struck Surin province last night and has triggered a flood that lasted for 2 hours.

Surin Province has been battered by a hailstorm that lasted for an hour, along with thunderstorms and gusty winds at 5pm on May 13th. The storm has caused damage to Global House, a major home building and appliances mall located in the downtown of Surin province.

Engineers suspect the winds had damaged the concrete wall attached to the roof, which caused the roof to collapse. This accident has resulted in the death of six people and one unborn baby.

As of now, engineers will inspect the building structure to determine whether it was built according to standards and also analyze for other possible causes of the collapse.