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15 injured as Bangkok-Phuket bus overturns on highway

SURAT THANI: Fifteen passengers were injured when a double-decker air-conditioned bus heading from Bangkok to Phuket overturned in Khirirat Nikhom district of Surat Thai province this morning (Aug 5).

By Bangkok Post

Sunday 5 August 2018, 11:00AM

The accident occurred at about 4.15am at kilometre marker 45 near Ban Khlong Khan in tambon Tham Niap.

Uthai Somkantha, 30, the bus driver, said the bus left Bangkok at 7pm last night with 29 passengers, heading for Phuket.

At Ban Khlong Khan, he lost control of the bus at a sharp curve because the road was wet and slippery, causing the vehicle to overturn and lie on one side.

Fifteen passengers were injured and admitted to Khirirat Nikhom Hospital.

Seven of them were later transferred to Surat Thani Hospital and four to a hospital in Phuket, said police, while the other four were released.




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malczx7r | 06 August 2018 - 13:28:09

What I find amazing is they all know the roads are slippery from rain after a crash, but never before?

BenPendejo | 06 August 2018 - 12:42:17

It just keeps coming, with no corrective measures in sight, and no hopes that there is anyone with authority that is capable of taking meaningful action.  It is just the way it is folks.  I really would be curious to see what type of training this goof has had, and wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that he has had none at all. Stay tuned folks...more carnage to come...maybe today

Christy Sweet | 06 August 2018 - 08:58:03

One might ask if Thais really  are unaware of the physical law called inertia, or is it the concept of responsibility that evades them. Answer: IT'S BOTH. 

Kurt | 05 August 2018 - 17:46:00

Not speeding? Not 'zombie driving', fatigue due to many long hours driving?  from 7 Pm till daylight, say 6 am?

Nasa12 | 05 August 2018 - 14:13:05

"Bus driver he lost control of the bus at a sharp curve because the road was wet and slippery" NOT SPEEDING. 

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