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Here we go again - greed over safety. Anyone who granted building permits to construct along the hillside needs their qualifications questioned. Once the hill is full of buildings where will the water go? Unfortunately the loss of life has no effect on 'progress' - RIP to the casualties.
Posted by Mister Ree on February 6, 2013 17:21
It hasn't rained for weeks - so that's not the cause.
Posted by Evilbaz on February 6, 2013 18:12
Greed, from landowners and/or developers and/or unprofessional or corrupted administration / authorities is a lot to blame for Phuket's "destruction".
Posted by PhuketGreed on February 6, 2013 18:17
The responsibility lies with the construction company and no one else, they must provide a safe work place for there workers, if they followed correct excavation procedure this would not have happened.
Posted by coxo on February 7, 2013 07:21
I believe the tench he was working in was 2meter deep and caved in so not really a landslide .
Posted by hopefull on February 7, 2013 10:34
The photographs quite clearly show that the men were working at the base of a chiseled cliff, intended eventually to be reinforced with a rock wall, when the cliff face collapsed.
3rd world building technique kill yet again, how many of these land slips have we had in the past 12 months in patong, does any government body or official in patong check up on these sites and their shocking building practises or would that be to much to hope for.
Posted by Scunner on February 7, 2013 18:56
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