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Chinese tourists hospitalised after tour bus rolls in Patong accident

Chinese tourists hospitalised after tour bus rolls in Patong accident

PHUKET: At least five Chinese nationals have been hospitalised with injuries sustained in a tour bus accident this morning in Patong.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 25 June 2016, 09:01AM


According to initial reports the driver of the tour bus, which was transporting Chinese tourists, blamed the accident on brake failure. However, the subsequent police report cited the buses inability to ascend the hill as the cause. 

The injured, who are reported to be in safe condition with only minor injuries after being admitted to hospital, include four women and one man.

The accident occured at 8.30am at a hill at Hasip Pee Rd, near the Pak Lak junction off Nanai soi 7.

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The driver of the Nakhon Pathom-registered tour bus was named as 29-year-old Apiwat Tanset of Trang, who told police that earlier this morning (June 25) he had picked up 14 Chinese tourists from the airport and was taking them to the Patong Bay Hill Resort on Hasip Pee Road.

Police issued the driver an alcohol test which came back clean. 

The remaining nine tourists on the bus were "unaffected" and transported to their hotel. 

 

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simon01 | 25 June 2016 - 15:59:43

Bad driving and badly cared for bus. The "breaks failed" as no money is spent on maintinance. This is sad but no one is going to do anything about it. this will just happen week in, week out till either the buses are banned or the rules are changed to make them safe. till then nothing will change except people will get hurt or die. Until Phuket actually starts to care for the tourists ...

Foot | 25 June 2016 - 11:50:25

Never the driver's fault, is it?

Aachen | 25 June 2016 - 09:21:10

No hill, plain area. Yes, can only be the brakes to blame.

slippery snake | 25 June 2016 - 09:17:33

Oh hum ,,  same news different week, the poor Chinese, it is like a lottery here as to which ones get back to China without being in an accident, (either bus, minivan or boat)  or for that matter, even getting back alive.... 

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