School buildings in Bangkok are vulnerable to earthquakes, a Japanese construction specialist has warned.
Hideki Kit Miyamoto, president and CEO of engineering consultancy group Miyamoto International, said many school buildings in Bangkok were of a similar design to those in other countries which have not withstood powerful quakes.
An earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale could easily damage a five-storey school building in Bangkok, Mr Miyamoto said.
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