The accident happened in front of a seafood restaurant beside Nonthasak Marine on Wiset Rd about 6pm last night (Feb 11), confirmed Chalong Police Chief Col Paksayot Thanongsak.
Rawai Municipality rescue staffer Natapol Kaewpraju said that emergency responders rushed to the scene and sped the girl to Rawai Health Promoting Centre on Wiset Rd, before taking her to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the yet-to-be-built Chalong Hospital near Chalong Circle.
“The girl had serious injuries and no pulse,” Mr Natapol said.
“We took her to Chalong Hospital, but medical staff there confirmed that the girl had died,” he added.
Chalong Police Chief Col Paksayot confirmed that the driver of the tour bus has been charged reckless driving causing death.
However, he added, “At this stage we are not clear on what happened. The girl was a daughter of a person who owned a shop in the area. The girl was running around and was struck by the bus.”
The bus has been seized and taken to the Phuket Land Transport Office, Col Paksayot said.
Additinal reporting by Eakkapop Thongtub