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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.
Thailand bus accident Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green