Lightning Hits 3 High Voltage Posts 2 Million Baht DamageLightning hits 3 high voltage posts and fall on a 3-storey commercial building which caused power failure all over area of Sattahip. Fortunately, there was no injuries or serious harm.
SATTAHIP – April 8,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 5.00 p.m. journalists reported that there was heavy rain and thunder for over 1 hour in all areas of Sattahip, and lightning bolts hit 3 high voltage posts which caused them to fall on a 3-storey-commercial building that has 15 units inside located on Sukhumvit road, en-route to Sattahip, opposite the Na Jomtien temple. This lead to a power blackout all over the city and heavy traffic.
At the 3-storey-commercial building there were 3 high voltage posts leaning against the building. Some of the electric wires were right in front of the 15 units. Some of which had awnings damaged and 4 cars were also damaged due to the falling posts.
The Provincial Electricity Authority has cut the electric and will fix the problem urgently. The officers assumed that the fix up operation will take approximately 12 hours. The total damage cost of this incident is estimated at least 2 million THB.