Four tourists killed in minibus crash
PHUKET: Four European tourists were killed and another five were injured after their minibus collided with a pickup truck in Thai Muang, Phang Nga province, on Saturday afternoon (March 3).
Monday 5 March 2012, 05:09PM
The minibus was on its way to Phuket.
The four dead have been identified as Krinicina Jaliya, 29, from Russia, Nergis Tinç, 26, from Turkey, a 47-year-old Ukranian called Melhichender and a 37-year-old Russian named Alexander. Police could not provide full names for the latter two.
Five other Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian tourists were taken to Thai Muang Hospital, where they remain in intensive care.
The driver of the pickup truck, Chamnan Dabkaew, 26, has been charged with careless driving causing death.
Police said his vehicle overshot a bend in the road, and hit the oncoming minibus.