One Dead, Five Trapped in Koh Chang Hotel Collapse

Siam Beach Hotel Saturday morning after being damaged by a landslide on Koh Chang.

TRAT — One person was killed and at least five people are trapped inside a hotel on Koh Chang island Saturday morning after heavy rain caused a landslide on the resort island.

The incident took place at Siam Beach Resort, a small hotel  located next to Siam Beach at 6am Saturday.

Kamthorn Waehon, the Koh Chang district chief, visited the scene this morning and said that the hotel was a two-storey structure with four rooms. He added that at present authorities believe that the building’s collapse might have been due to poor construction and the fact that the resort is located very close to the beach.

Rescue workers are attempting to free at least five tourists trapped in the collapsed building, including a two-year-old child.

The deceased has not been identified yet.

Please note this is a developing story