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Three monks dead as lay driver drops off to sleep and hits a tree

 

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A group of monks on pilgrimage to the south were killed and injured when their Nissan Xciter van slammed into a tree on Petchkasen Highway yesterday morning. 

 

Three monks were found dead in what remained of the van or having been thrown out of the vehicle. 

 

They were named as Phra Anek, Phra Samphan and Phra Khanin. 

 

Four others - including two monks - were rushed to a local hospital.

 

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The accident happened between KM markers 333 and 334 in the Huay Yang area of  Prajuab Khirikhan.

 

Driver Apirak Maolanon, said that they were on their way from Wat Suan Apithan in Phitsanuloke in Thailand's north on pilgrimage to a temple in Nakorn Sri Thammarat. 

 

They had just rested for the night at a temple in Cha-Am and had set off in the early hours while still dark heading further south.

 

He said he dropped off to sleep, lost control and slammed into a tree. 

 

Source: Talk News Online

 

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9 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

Unlucky for the driver to kill 3 monks. Now he will need to buy a whole new set of Amulets.

Karma is on your shadow now . PS i sell amulets on E.bay should you need a neck load 🤨

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

They had just rested for the night at a temple in Cha-Am and had set off in the early hours while still dark heading further south.

 

He said he dropped off to sleep, lost control and slammed into a tree.

If the driver rested for the night, I can't see how he could drop-off to sleep; perhaps the Lao Khao was too much of a temptation.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Four others - including two monks - were rushed to a local hospital.

Surely   Buddha  take  care?

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They should have blessed the car first.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Three monks dead as lay driver drops off to sleep and hits a tree

Another bad day on Thai roads. Also today 5 teachers were killed and 8 injured in another incident of a van hitting a tree. Again it was claimed the driver fell asleep. Taking a nap while driving seems to be coming more popular on Thai roads.

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Three monks were found dead in what remained of the van or having been thrown out of the vehicle.

 

No seat belts fastened?

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3 hours ago, Moti24 said:

If the driver rested for the night, I can't see how he could drop-off to sleep; perhaps the Lao Khao was too much of a temptation.

The alarm clock was set too early. 

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So what will happen here to prevent such a tragedy to occur again ? 1000 THB 500 THB fine and a public appology to the temple and that's it ?

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