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Eight migrant workers killed, two missing in Kanchanaburi road accident

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Eight migrant workers killed, two missing in Kanchanaburi road accident

By The Nation

 

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Eight Myanmar migrants drowned and two others are missing presumed dead after a van they were travelling in was hit by a 10-wheel truck and both vehicles plunged into a canal in Kanchanaburi's Tha Muang district on Saturday.

 

Police said the accident happened at 12.10pm at the Sa Setthi Intersection in Tambon Ban Mai.

 

About 100 rescuers rushed to the scene to try to save the passengers who were trapped inside the van.

 

The rescuers retrieved eight bodies, one of them a pregnant woman. Four were rescued and were sent to a nearby hospital.

Officials said two migrants were still missing.

 

Police said the van was taking the migrants back to Myanmar.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366370

 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

100 rescuers rushed to the scene

Can you imagine what a mess that would have been? All 100 tried to save the 10 people and how many were leading the search? none?

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That particular junction is a known blackspot and should have traffic lights. Drivers just go straight through without a look for other traffic crossing.

How the minibus didn't see the approaching lorry is beyond me.

Why the lorry didn't slow down more as it approaches the junction  is also beyond me.

 

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Can you imagine what a mess that would have been? All 100 tried to save the 10 people and how many were leading the search? none?

This is good. Very seldom we get an eyewitness account.


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Another one tragedy today. These drivers, can’t learn.

 

RIP , poors migrants.

 

 

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The two drivers swam away from the scene?

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saw in the News this morning, at least 1 body from the river!

R.I.P

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Just another typical day on the roads in Thailand!

All junctions, crossings are crash hotspots!

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22 hours ago, oldrunner said:

Where is the water? Not shown in photo.

there is a big irrigation canal along the road, at least 20-30m wide. 

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