Phuket City Traffic Police reported that the pickup truck overturned in a single-vehicle accident on the southbound lanes about 100 metres from the Keehin industrial machinery depot at about 8:20am.
“At the scene we found a black Ford pickup on its side,” Capt Bancha Kuenun of the Phuket City Traffic Police told The Phuket News.
“The pickup was carrying Myanmar workers. One of them died. His body was half under a blue pickup truck parked beside the road.”
All of the injured workers and the body of their colleague were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, Capt Bancha.
“The driver and the passenger in the cab are both Thai. The passenger suffered only minor injuries. However, we have yet to determine what caused the accident,” he said.
The accident caused long traffic delays along the road, which serves as one of the island’s busiest arteries.
“Traffic Police are at the scene to help direct traffic past the accident,” Capt Bancha said.