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Busload of students crashes into ravine

PRACHIN BURI: A double-decker coach carrying students on a field trip plunged off the road and into a ravine in Na Di district about 4:30am today (Mar 9), killing six and injuring 43 others.

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Bangkok Post

Thursday 9 March 2017, 05:16PM


The wrecked double-decker bus rests 20m down in a ravine after it plunged off the side of a downhill road in Prachin Buri province early Thursday morning while taking high school students on a field trip from Khon Kaen to Chanthaburi. Photo: Bangkok Post / Manit Sanubboon
The wrecked double-decker bus rests 20m down in a ravine after it plunged off the side of a downhill road in Prachin Buri province early Thursday morning while taking high school students on a field trip from Khon Kaen to Chanthaburi. Photo: Bangkok Post / Manit Sanubboon

The high school students were travelling from Khon Kaen province to Chanthaburi.

The blue Scania bus, licence number 30-1027 registered in Ubon Ratchathani, had picked up 44 students and six teachers from Pungtuipattanasuksa School in Nam Phong district of Khon Kaen, where they had all gathered to make merit before leaving.

The bus was heading for the Khung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Centre in Chanthaburi. The trip was a reward for the students after completing their final exams.

The bus ran off the narrow road in the dark at a 45-degree curve on a downhill section of Highway 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Na Di), in the area where Khao Yai and Thap Lan national parks adjoin, said Wang Khon Daeng Police Deputy Superintendent Lt Col Mongkol Chanploy.

The wrecked coach came to a stop in a ravine about 20 metres below the highway.

Three teachers and two students died at the scene. Forty-four others were rushed to Nadi Hospital and Kabin Buri Hospital. Another teacher succumbed to injuries at Nadi Hospital.

BIS

The 33-year-old driver of the coach, identified as Wandee Phumphuang, fled.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a ban on the registration of new double-decker tour buses in January after the worst New Year death and injury road toll on record.

The 4,800 double-decker buses and 16,000 single-deck buses with a height of more than 3.6 metres already in operation must all pass a strict tilt test on a 30-degree slope. Any that fail to pass the test must be taken out of service, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. (See story here.)

 

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Kurt | 10 March 2017 - 11:28:36

Would be good to obligate bus drivers to do a first aid training at hospitals emergency room/and or with ambulance.
A 'non fled' driver, who is able to give first aid, sometimes can save lives as the first moments/minutes after a accident like this are crucial before doctors/ambulances with trained staff arrive at the scene.

Running away is a crime! In many countries a driver goes to jail for that, a long time.
And after jail time, of course never allowed to drive a bus again.

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swerv | 10 March 2017 - 10:08:46

Kurt: What is wrong with traveling at 0430? They were on a field trip of some distance.
I think you must derive some kind of pleasure out of making idiotic comments on every article.

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Kurt | 09 March 2017 - 21:19:14

A double decker bus wit full load, at 04:30 AM at dark (!) at that road?
Poor students and parents who allowed this travel schedule.
And the thai driver? He followed the usual behavior, fled, instead of providing help and aid.

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