ROYAL PLAZA HOTEL
BY JOSH #11 BOBBY #77
The Royal Plaza Hotel came crashing down On August, 13th, 1993 at around 10:00 AM in Nakhon, Ratchasima, Thailand.
137 people were killed and over 227 people were injured!!!
On August 15 a pregnant woman was pulled from the mangled pile of steel and debris.
WHY IT FAILED?
The building came crashing down in less than 10 seconds
- that's 1.6 seconds per floor!!!
The tragedy also claimed the life of U.S. Air Force sergeant Ramon Canda, who was in town installing telephone lines at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base.