Chiang Rai skywalk closed for repairs after glass panel shatters

If you had been planning on standing on the Chiang Rai skywalk in northern Thailand to stare into a thick layer of hazardous mud this week, think again, because the vacationer attraction is now closed for repairs after a bit of the glass flooring shattered yesterday.
Tourists standing 486 toes above sea degree were terrified yesterday when a loud bang erupted from the “Three Lands Skywalk.” One layer of glass inside one panel on the West wing – about 2.5 by 2 metres long – had shattered.
Officials confirmed there was no injury to the primary construction of the 32 million baht skywalk but immediately stopped tourists from ascending onto the glass just in case.
Each panel incorporates three layers of glass and the opposite two layers of the panel were undamaged, the officials stated. To prove Final of hazard offered by the shattered glass, the media posted photos of five individuals gingerly standing on the damaged panel.
Officials said they examined CCTV footage and saw some tourists jumping on the panel and dropping objects onto the glass, which they believe to be the trigger of the shattered glass, however mentioned they may examine the footage extra thoroughly to verify the cause.
The officials stated the skywalk, which opened in October last year, was designed to withhold earthquakes. The officials mentioned that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Myanmar on July 22, 2022, didn’t impression the skywalk.
Construction started in 2020 with a price range of 32 million baht, completely funded by donations raised by Wat Phra That Pha Ngao temple.
Up to a hundred vacationers can ascend onto the skywalk at anybody time and are required to wear the shoe protectors supplied..

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