CHIANG RAI – An eight-year-old girl died tragically on Tuesday after the sliding door of a warehouse in Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai province came loose and landed on top of the child while she was waiting for her ride home.
The steel door, two metres high and four metres wide, came off its tracks as a worker was closing the warehouse, the door fell directly on top of the girl striking her in the head and knocking here unconscious. Local bystanders who witnessed the tragic event said it took a long time to lift the heavy door off the child due to its extreme weight.
After the young school girl was freed from the heavy door, she was taken to Chiang Saen Hospital, where authorities unfortunately pronounced her dead.
Chiang Rai Police have charged the worker with causing death by carelessness, and requested he appear for interrogation.