On board were 18 tourists – 11 Australians, two Americans, four South Africans and one Japanese – 11 of whom suffered minor injuries. Several went to local hospitals but all have been released now.
Pol Maj Bandasak Srilerk, an investigator from the Kokkloy Police Station said, “The accident happened when the back wheel on the left side suffered a tyre blow out, and the bus went out of control.
“The bus slid and smashed into a concrete wall.”
The tourists were en route from the Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort to the Sawasdee Hotel in Patong.