Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
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

Chinese tourists injured as runaway Phuket tour bus crashes on Patong Hill

PHUKET: A runaway tour bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed at the bottom Patong Hill little before 9pm, plunging the area into darkness.

patong, Chinese, tourism, transport, accidents,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 22 February 2016, 10:06PM


The Phuket News saw at least four ambulances dispatched to the scene.

Police have confirmed that at least 17 tourists* have been rushed to hospital for treatment of injuries, though no description of how serious the injuries were was given.

The bus stopped after slamming into a power pole in the sidestreet beside Patong temple. The concrete power pole was broken into two by the force of the impact.

All the streetlights along the northern side of Phra Baramee Rd were in darkness all the way to the Caltex petrol station in Kathu.

Bus driver 40-year-old Jeerasak Kimbuathong from Krabi** has been taken to hospital, rescue workers at the scene confirmed. He was later confirmed dead on arrival.

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017

Police reported that the bus, operated by Phuket Smile Travel, was returning the tourists to their hotel in Patong when the accident happened. The tourists were returning from a tour of the Similan Islands and had boarded the bus in Phang Nga.

 

* UPDATE: Initial reports noted only 10 rushed to hospital

** CORRECTION: Not Somphon Plotchaikwang, 41, as given by the police.

 

 

The Phuket News
Location

 

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?

Christy S. | 25 February 2016 - 07:50:45

Is this  a new ploy by Chinese officials to cull the population? Just send 'em to Phuket....

The Phuket News

cgtours@gmail.com | 23 February 2016 - 02:28:18

To TAT and the Governor of Phuket.
Deaths by drowning, motor boat accidents, diving accidents, tourists assaults, boats sinking, drownings, fraud at ATMs, jet-skis and tuk-tuk scams, taxis refusing passengers and to go by metre and tour bus crashes are now getting beyond alarm for tour operators and travel agencies all over the world sending  Tourists to Thailand!
High time some serious Investigations are lodged. Seems every Tom, Dick and Harry are now tour operators in Phuket –legal or illegal, and are out to make as  many baht as quickly as they can , and under the radar if possible, BUT that does not even deter them, and irrespective of safety, ethical principles, or complying with safety standards and Thai laws. Never mind the exploitation going on. TAT stop coming to London ad ITB Berlin and all the other International Tourist Fairs with your glossy palm Island brochures and start pointing out and warning tourists instead of facts they will be facing. Thailand is killing the "Goose that lays the Golden Eggs"! You are losing market share to other Asean countries.  Maybe it is high time to wake up ALL involved, hotels as well, of the reality that MAYBE you are NOT the destination you used to be any longer.

The Phuket News
Matches 2 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


Plans to make Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach ‘virgin’ an uphill battle, says Army

Bang Tao should be a beach can enjoy with sunbathing, umbrellas, and vendors....(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

So, after this tragedy and farcical display by Thai authorities, the end result is that families are devastated, lives are shattered, some palms are l...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

Amazing Thailand, where illegal vendors have such an unbridled sense of entitlement, that they can petition the Army and local government to demand th...(Read More)


Phuket gunman in Patong tuk-tuk boss slaying hits ‘most wanted’ list

Just dont use them ( Tuk Tuk).As long they can get this kind of payment, they only need one trip a day to make 3 times the money as for one day constr...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Can I still carry people on the back of my pick up??? Horst...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

If the access issue is just for the land (not the actual beach itself) why don't they just do what's done at Railay beach and run a regular lo...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Aussiebob, the only person saying the price of a life in thailand is $188.44 is you. I dont see the courts punishment deeming that in anyway. As the c...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Any charges brought against the jet ski rental outfit for illegally renting a jet ski to someone with no license ? ...(Read More)


Phuket tour company, guide to face legal action over coral walking, guide legality

In my opinion, all Divemasters and dive Instructors working as professionals in the dive industry in Thailand should be registered with "TAT Regi...(Read More)


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

eagle; you're living in Thai dream land, in general all tourists from western society's go through stringent testing/ training and years of ex...(Read More)

The Phuket News
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 Technology
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 © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.