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Singaporean tourist killed in collision with tour bus

Singaporean tourist killed in collision with tour bus

PHUKET: A Singaporean woman has died after the car she was driving collided head-on with a small tour bus carrying tourists back from Kata Beach last night (Aug 12).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 13 August 2022, 09:36AM

UPDATE: Lt Col Ekachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police later identified the driver of the Toyota Yaris who died in the accident as Miss Ho Jia Hui Renee, 21, from Singapore. The other passengers in the car, all Singaporean nationals, were named as Mr Bryan Teo Li Yan, 30; Mr Poh Mao Xin, 23; Miss Pang Jing Ning Eliana, 21; and Ms Ng Ja Xin, 66.

Of the three injured on the white Toyota minibus were the driver Mr Anirut Chomcherd, 32, of Chalong; Thai national tour guide Miss Nuengruethai Raknawa, 43; and Korean national Mr Sangmin Lee, 41.

Police and rescue workers were called to the scene, on ​​Patak Rd in Moo 4 Karon, on the west side of Kata Hill, at about 10:50pm.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find a silver Toyota Yaris with its front destroyed by the impact. A small white bus had also sustained heavy damage to its front right.

Four tourists, all from Singapore, were travelling in the car, police reported.

The woman, who was the driver of the car, was unconscious and responsive. She was initially rushed to Chalong Hospital along with the other three Singaporeans in the car, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the bus and two guides also suffered injuries in the collision.

Some of the injured were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, police said.

According to the preliminary investigation by police, the woman lost control of the car while navigating the winding road down the steep hill, resulting in the head-on collision with the small tour bus.

Police are continuing their investigation into the accident.

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Kurt | 15 August 2022 - 15:36:32

Real thai student education is falling down the international rating ladder, we all know, year after year. Superficial things, as parotting, dicipline, dressing code, hair cut, spanking by sadistic teachers, many of them in deep financial debts, serving the few %% Sino-thai top layers in not educating to much in order to maintain cheap labour supply. It is all so obvious, isn't it? 

DeKaaskopp | 15 August 2022 - 09:51:40

@Kurt  Kids are not taught in local schools that "Thai's are perfect "and that "Thai's are never do anything wrong "! This is purely made up by you and a plain lie. 

Kurt | 14 August 2022 - 17:50:25

@Dek, many thai students told/tell me. Plus their complain that Thai education is loosing grounds when projected on passed. International checks also confirm that. There are many doubts among smart thai students regarding their falling level education.  Well, we all know. Just not Dek. He is just in the anti Kurt bend. Pathetic person.

DeKaaskopp | 14 August 2022 - 13:25:47

Poor Kurt feels  persecuted again. Typical comment from the person who knows everything better all the time.  "We Thai are not wrong doing in anything.We are perfect.Were "thought"that in Thai schools" How do you know that ? Being a student yourself here ? 

JohnC | 14 August 2022 - 08:48:02

@prab. FYI. Drovers are people that round up cattle and sheep for a living. Doubt they need to be tested for drugs or alcohol. Stop being a bigot towards Thais. Why not test the tourist DRIVER too?

JohnC | 14 August 2022 - 08:41:35

The police reported four Singaporean tourists in the car yet the update above names five people in the car. Can't the police count? Which is actually correct?

Kurt | 13 August 2022 - 16:47:37

Foreign tourists have all the time full opportunity to read/experience Thai clearing themselve on forehand of any guilt. It was you, foreigner's, fault. We Thai are not wrong doing in anything. We are perfect. Were thought that in Thai schools. We have plenty boxes available for next tourists who not understand our traffic behavior and die on our roads.. 

Prab | 13 August 2022 - 14:49:00

can they test the drovers ( Thai ) to see if any Alcohol or drugs had been used ? 

Capricornball | 13 August 2022 - 10:29:40

Of course, the "preliminary investigation" by police instantly blames the tourist. Is it possible that a contributing factor could be that the tour bus might have also been on the wrong side of the street, cutting corners at every curve in the road as most Thai drivers do? Whatever, is a tragic event, and another dark mark for Thai tourism as another tourist goes home in a box.


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