Live Phuket The Phuket News The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

18 people injured,including Chinese tourists, in bus crash off Phuket

PHUKET: 18 people were injured, including a number of Chinese tourists, when the bus they were travelling on crashed on Phetkasem Rd in Phang-nga last night (Jan 11). Police are still investigating to find the cause of the accident.

transport, accidents, Chinese,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 12 January 2016, 10:39AM


The bus was taking Chinese tourists to Krabi airport when it crashed and flipped on Phetkasem Rd in Phang-nga.
The bus was taking Chinese tourists to Krabi airport when it crashed and flipped on Phetkasem Rd in Phang-nga.

Takua Thung police, Phang-nga Governor Phagpong Tawiphat and more than seven units of local rescue workers were called to the scene of the crash at the Pakchang bend on the southbound side of Phetkasem Rd (Phang Nga-Phuket route) in Krasom sub-district where a double-decker bus carrying Chinese tourists had crashed and and flipped on its side.

It was reported that 18 people had been injured in the crash.

The bus driver, 34-year-old Suriyon Tanjaroenrat from Phuket and a Thai guide named as Ms Kanjana Leelawatkarn, 48, were immediately taken to Phang-nga Hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash, while rescue workers helped recover other injured passengers from the crashed vehicle before taking them to hospital.

One Chinese passenger, Mr Zhang Shuai, 24, who had suffered head injuries was later transferred to Vachira Hospital.

BIS

Pol Lt Sornsak Chandee said, “The bus left Phuket and was heading to Krabi Airport to drop off the tourists. There were 18 people on board –16 Chinese tourists, one Thai tour guide and the Thai driver.

“This bend is prone to accidents as it is very sharp. Many vehicles lose control and have accidents here,” he said.

Gov Phagpong added, “Medical staff from Phang-nga Hospital have confirmed that all passengers are recovering from their injuries in hospital. Officials are contacting the Chinese embassy and tourist rescue centre right now,” he said.

“Police are investigating to find what caused the bus to crash and will start questioning the passengers and driver as soon as possible,” he added. 

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
Forget your password?

o-p-silk@webspeed.dk | 13 January 2016 - 16:23:10

Again- again-again, when will it stop?

The Phuket News

Richard Vickers | 13 January 2016 - 11:04:46

Yet another example of what results when idiot bus drivers know that there are no consequences for driving like an idiot. This clown should never drive another bus...or anything for that matter. He simply has no regard for the safety of himself or his passengers.

The Phuket News

malczx7r | 12 January 2016 - 20:34:35

The bend is prone to accidents because it is sharp?? I'd say its prone to accidents because drivers ignore the speed rules and don't drive according to road conditions and allow for sharp bends, the rest of the world has sharp bends, maybe driving slower would help???

The Phuket News

Simon1 | 12 January 2016 - 12:07:55

Looking at the marks on the road and the normal standards of driving of the bus drivers the cause is clear. Way too much speed on a bend prone to accidents.

The Phuket News
Matches 4 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Plan to track tourists via SIM cards teeters

Well, this traceable SIM card plan was announced before thinking about it. It will die/fade away. Without knowledge/understanding how foreign touris...(Read More)


Outward bound: British Ambassador sheds light on UK’s post-Brexit future

Yes Andy: Good question, why? Your points 1-2-3 say it all. I always advice incoming foreigners who look around with dollar making signs in their ey...(Read More)


Man jailed 18 months for cruelty to cats

The cat killer is now in prison. That happened very quick. Guess he didn't have the means to drag it on 'to full extent' of the law, like...(Read More)


Ford stalls response to faulty Focus, Fiesta cars in Phuket

Yes kjm, indeed. Perhaps a good idea PN writes a interview/article about Phuket Consumer Protection Office? Is it a private- or government organizati...(Read More)


Phang Nga police officer charged with drunk driving

im disgusted by the fact they only charge him with drunk driving when obviously he fled the scene, caused a lot of damage to vehicles and injured seve...(Read More)


Double hit-and-run leaves one dead, one injured in Phuket

Well, its their problem if they crash and die because they didn't wear a helmet. I would rather concentrate on punishing people who are a danger t...(Read More)


Ford stalls response to faulty Focus, Fiesta cars in Phuket

Good initiative from Khun Atchariya - its important that consumers are protected in Thailand and that any company incl the large multi national enter...(Read More)


Man jailed 18 months for cruelty to cats

Cats have 9 Lives 9x9= 81 he should have got 81 years in Jail O_o...(Read More)


Outward bound: British Ambassador sheds light on UK’s post-Brexit future

I am British, would I invest here? No. Why? There is no rule of law here. This was best described by a contributor to an expat forum thus: Thai Law...(Read More)


Court rules revocation of Thaksin’s passports was legal

Kurt... you state "history shows so many court rulings were in the passed overruled/corrected during new Governments." Name one. "Mr T...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
THAI VISA
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2016 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.