Thailand bus accident

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Published Sunday, January 6, 2019

Six passengers - a man, four women, and a baby girl - were killed and about 50 others injured when a double-decker tour bus heading from Roi-et's Phanom Phrai district to Bangkok overturned in Khlong Luang district early Sunday, police said.

Pol Capt Vacharapong Thienpratham, a Khlong Luang police duty officer, said the accident occurred at about 3.20 am at kilometer marker 35 + 100 on Phahon Yothin highway in tambon Khlong Nueng.

A police investigation revealed that the bus of Prayad Tour Company departed Phanom Phrai district in Roi-et province at 7 pm on Saturday.

Passengers said the accident happened in the rain after the driver braked suddenly to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of it, causing it to overturn and come to rest in the road median ditch upside down.

A man, four women, and a baby girl, about 3-5 months old, were killed. About 50 others were injured.

They were rushed separately by rescuers to Thammasat Chalerm Phra Kiat, Bang Pakok Rangsit, Pathumvech, Pattara-Thonburi, Paolo Rangsit and other hospitals in the area.

Police was still looking for the driver, who might be among those admitted to the hospital, for questioning.
Source: DORRIS

Thailand bus accident Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Transport
Response: None
Severity: Unknown
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 6
Injured: 50

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