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Governor heads event to hand widow compensation for husband killed in building collapse

Governor heads event to hand widow compensation for husband killed in building collapse

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana today presided over an event held to highlight how much money in compensation payments is to be paid to some of the seven workers killed in the deadly building collapse last Thursday (Nov 21).

By The Phuket News

Friday 29 November 2019, 04:44PM

Present for the event, held at Phuket Provincial Hall at 10:30am today (Nov 29), was Somphong Pinphakdee, chief of the Phuket branch of the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC).

Wilasinee Kanbuth, with of Krisana Kanbuth, who was crushed to death in the building collapse, was called to the event to receive B500,000 as compensation from three insurances companies.

Muang Thai Insurance PCL and Dhipaya Insurance Co Ltd each presented the widow with compensation payments of B200,000, while Chubb Co Ltd presented a payment of B100,000.

Ms Wilasinee, now the sole surviving parent of her child with Mr Krisana, also received B873,000 from the Phuket Social Security Office.

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Mr Somphong explained that his office was in the process of contacting relatives of Myanmar nationals Mr Nay Myo Win and Mr Kay Thi Khiang, both also crushed to death in the collapse, in order to ensure they each receive B100,000 from Dhipaya Insurance Co Ltd.

“The Phuket OIC is contacting their relatives to receive the compensation, and insurance companies will give them the compensation as fast as possible,” Mr Sompong said.

Chief Somphong added, “On behalf of the Phuket Insurence Commission Office, we are sorry for the deaths and the injuries from this. Accidents can happen anytime, people should pay attention to insurance, and keep up to date when their insurance policies expire. Those who want to know in-depth information about insurance, pleased call our hotline at 1186.”

Governor Phakaphong noted, “I want all workers to work carefully and have insurance.”

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BenPendejo | 01 December 2019 - 09:56:26

Disgusting collection of photographs. The widow is obviously gutted by her loss that was caused by criminal negligence and inept government oversight. Then to have these disgusting cardboard checks as if these poor people just won the lottery. This is one of the most tasteless events I've ever seen here. Shame on all those who participated. 

CaptainJack69 | 30 November 2019 - 17:18:14

Yup, making a media event out of this poor womans grief just about says it all. Land of smiles you see. Nothing matters until it all goes wrong and becomes visible, then it's 'smiles' all round and 'look at us aren't we lovley'.

Christy Sweet | 30 November 2019 - 11:02:40

Banks using the "event" for advertising debit cards says it all- no additional "trolling" needed.

Kurt | 30 November 2019 - 10:17:01

The photos give a good impression of the disgusting smiling..'see how good we are' ..money session. Almost looks like a lottery strike ( except for the family members, of course). A very low class heartless affair. Pay off the quilt and next,.. forget about anything.

Kurt | 30 November 2019 - 10:09:51

Over a million for a thai, and just 100K for a birmese? Thai never let slip away the chance on 'dual pricing' when it comes to foreigners, it seems.

Christy Sweet | 30 November 2019 - 09:58:24

Good grief, forcing her on display - just give her the checks, FFS. This need for grandstanding aesthetics is one of the more unattractive aspects of  Thai society.

Fascinated | 29 November 2019 - 19:01:37

Over a million for a Thai and 100k for a Burmese- sa-weet. Life is cheap. This was negligence NOT an 'accident'.

Kurt | 29 November 2019 - 18:44:01

Governor noted: "I want all workers to work carefully and have insurance".  A very shame full saying of this Governor!  It are the thai employers who are responsible for safe working conditions. It was the thai employer ignoring the government officials building/construction stop, as well hired workers illegal! This was not a case of 'accidents can happen any time'!  Very shockin...

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