Cargo ship wrecks Thai riverside houses, but no one hurt

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Posted: Apr 05, 2017 9:37 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — A Vietnamese cargo ship has crashed into four riverside houses near the Thai capital, splintering the wooden and corrugated metal structures but causing no injuries.

Thailand's Marine Department says a loss of control due to equipment failure on the Star 62 caused Wednesday morning's accident on the Chao Phraya River in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakarn province, close to Bangkok's busy port.

The 79-meter-long (259-meter-long) ship, which had delivered agricultural produce, was allowed to continue on to Singapore after police questioned the crew and insurers inspected the damage.