Singapore’s freighter hits embankment in Phra Pradaeng district

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A Singaporean-registered freighter collided into the embankment of Larn Khon Muang recreation centre in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan Sunday morning.

The freighter, Xethabhum, which carried cargoes at Klong Toei port was heading for estuary and approaching the Bhumibol II bridge which a curve when it suddenly lost control of the direction and slammed into the embankment. No one was injured but the embankment sustained serious damages.

The ill-fated freighter was later towed out of the scene of the accident as officials of Phra Pradaeng municipal were determining the cost of the damages.