At least 17 passengers killed, 29 others injured when the bus collided with a prepare in Cha Choeng Sao province close to Bangkok.
At least 17 passengers had been killed and greater than dozen injured on Sunday when a bus collided with a prepare in Thailand, officers mentioned.
The bus passengers had been on their method to a temple in Cha Choeng Sao province – two hours from the capital Bangkok – for a ceremony to mark the tip of Buddhist Lent, mentioned a district police chief.
“The death toll we have so far is 17,” he mentioned, including that the accident occurred round eight am (0100 GMT).
Provincial governor Maitree Tritilanond advised reporters that up to now about 29 folks had been injured.
Early photographs by rescue employees confirmed gnarled steel and particles, with our bodies mendacity by the prepare tracks and folks’s belongings scattered.
The bus was overturned on its facet, the highest of it ripped off, and rescue employees mentioned a crane was wanted to elevate it.
The variety of casualties and injured is predicted to rise.
Such lethal accidents are frequent in Thailand, which repeatedly tops lists of the world’s most deadly roads, with rushing, drunk driving and weak legislation enforcement all contributing elements.
According to a 2018 report by the World Health Organization, Thailand has the second-highest site visitors fatality price on the earth.
Though a majority of the victims are motorcyclists, bus crashes involving teams of vacationers and migrant labourers typically seize headlines.
In March 2018, a minimum of 18 folks had been killed and dozens wounded when a bus carrying folks coming back from vacation in northeastern Thailand swerved off the street and smashed right into a tree.