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Six from Bangkok die in train-van crash in Lop Buri

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Six from Bangkok die in train-van crash in Lop Buri

By Chatchawal Kaewkrajai 
The Nation

 

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Six people including a 14-year-old boy died in Lop Buri early Friday morning when a train slammed into a chartered van carrying 14 Songkran holidaymakers from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani.

 

Four other passengers were seriously injured in the 2.45am crash in Pattana Nikhom district at a railway crossing on Highway 3017 three kilometres from Kaeng Sua Ten Train Station.

 

Rescue workers had to extract several deceased victims as well as the injured from the van.

 

Pol Colonel Krir Saengpol said the van sped in front of the Nong Khai-Bangkok train and was broadsided and flung against a concrete barrier, instantly killing two male passengers aged 28 and 60 and two women aged 18 and 28. 

 

The 14-year-old and a 41-year old man died later at hospital. 

 

The van driver and four passengers suffered minor injuries. Police planned to question the driver later.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367599

 

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Another unnamed report states that on the first of the "seven deadly days" forty six people have been killed and 482 injured. Could be on target for a new road toll record for Songkran.

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5 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

Another unnamed report states that on the first of the "seven deadly days" forty six people have been killed and 482 injured. Could be on target for a new road toll record for Songkran.

Well below the norm.

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55 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

It's the vehicle drivers, and them alone, who cause these accidents and the death of passengers in their vehicle.

No, it's a break failure.

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Let me rewrite that headline for you:

 

"Six from Bangkok die when van drives in front of train in Lop Buri"

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13 minutes ago, mwbrown said:

Let me rewrite that headline for you:

 

"Six from Bangkok die when van drives in front of train in Lop Buri"

Just as well you did, would never have understood the headline otherwise.........NOT!

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How do they do this..honestly?

 

I remember my wife stopping at a crossing (Warin Chamrap) and having a good look around.

 

Whilst I was complimenting on her safe driving a mob of yahoos..came screaming up behind,blared the horn and then pulled out and dashed across the crossing..

 

Thailand-the ultimate Darwin Award.

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1 hour ago, mwbrown said:

Let me rewrite that headline for you:

 

"Six from Bangkok die when van drives in front of train in Lop Buri"

"Six from Bangkok die, 4 hurt as hired driver races train to Lop Buri crossing"

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5 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

RIP to the victims. I assume that as the van driver was also injured that is why in this instance he did not run away from the scene as we so often read about.  Hopefully , if an investigation is undertaken and he is found at fault, he will be prohibited from ever driving again legally. Problem is Thailand's roads appear to be awash with illegal drivers anyway.

isn't it illegal to leave a scene of an accident?

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15 minutes ago, malibukid said:

isn't it illegal to leave a scene of an accident?

Yes in many countries where the rule of law is generally followed.  But this is Thailand where responsibility for ones actions is largely not considered necessary.

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