The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Double-decker bus hits truck at speed,19 dead

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A double-decker bus carrying passengers home from an outing collided with a truck on a winding Nakhon Ratchasima Rd yesterday night (Mar 21), killing at least 19 persons and injuring about 35, police said.

accidents, crime, transport, police, Safety, death, culture,


Bangkok Post

Thursday 22 March 2018, 08:46AM


A bus driver lost control at a curve on Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima yesterday evening (Mar 21). Photo: Twitter/js100radio via Bangkok Post
A bus driver lost control at a curve on Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima yesterday evening (Mar 21). Photo: Twitter/js100radio via Bangkok Post

Col Jeerawat Prayoonsub, a duty office of Udomsub Police Station, told INN news agency that the double-decker bus driver lost control and ran off the road after the collision. The bus overturned and was largely demolished.

He said the cause of the collision was under investigation. It appeared the bus driver crossed the highway median at a traffic island, and hit the 18-wheeled trailer-truck almost head on, while travelling at speed.

Both vehicles veered off the road into trees.

The bus was descending a hill on winding Highway 304 in tambon Udomsap of Wang Nam Khiao district, near Khao Yai National Park. The truck, travelling in the opposite direction, was struggling up the slope.

The bus was carrying 50 passengers back to Sakon Nakhon from an outing to Chanthaburi when the accident occurred, he added.

At least 15 of those aboard the bus died at the scene. Four others succumbed at hospitals, while “about 35 others” were injured and being treated in four area hospitals, according to the police.

Their medical conditions were not immediately known.

The driver of the bus survived and will be interrogated, according to Col Jeerawat.

The disaster prevention and mitigation office in Nakhon Ratchasima said the accident occurred at 7:30pm.

The injured were sent to Wang Nam Khiao, Maharat, Bangkok Nakhon Ratchasima and Suranari University of Technology hospitals, it added.

Read original story here.

 

 

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:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

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


Phuket Gov gives financial compensation to Songkran road death victim’s family

"worst off than during colonial times"Yep,ask the Hereros or Namaqua from Namibia,the first nations from America or any indigenous people fr...(Read More)


Cars parked at Phuket Airport scratched in the name of VIPs

No. Similar issues occur in any international airport and not confined solely to Thailand. The fools should not have parked in reserved spaces. Serves...(Read More)


Phuket fishing operators protest EU regulations

Well of course they do...just like any country has certain obligations to its citizens. That's what Parliaments do. However, it's the dictates...(Read More)


Gambling den bust nets 17 card punters

hypocrisy and stupidity from the government banning all private gambling and at the same time promoting it by the use of their lottery...(Read More)


Phuket Gov gives financial compensation to Songkran road death victim’s family

"Really? Worse off by whose standards? Yours", instead of complaining, about others opinion, why not prove an argument against their opinion...(Read More)


Phuket police arrest teen for violent mugging

Way to fight back and glad she is safe- why is she covered in blood some two hours later? Is there no comfort to be offered a victim? ...(Read More)


Phuket police arrest teen for violent mugging

After being trialed and convicted is there not a possibility to put such punks in a prison working regime? Something like daily cleaning road ditches...(Read More)


Cars parked at Phuket Airport scratched in the name of VIPs

Isn't Phuket International Airport a continuing drama? No security guards, parking passengers pay for parking around the clock!! CCTV not daily ...(Read More)


Phuket Gov gives financial compensation to Songkran road death victim’s family

"however it is obvious that in some countries in Africa and South East Asia people are worst off than during their countries colonial times"...(Read More)


Phuket fishing operators protest EU regulations

The EU has a right, and legal obligation, to look after its member states, same as Thailand looks after its own, whether you like it or not, no diffe...(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
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
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 © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.