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Thirty one teachers injured - driver dead - as bus slams into rear of gas tanker


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This truck was carrying Diesel, Hazchem plated sign 3082, officials at the scene would have recognized it would be unlikely that this would cause an explosion or fire, diesel needs to be pre heated to a high temperature before igniting. Poor reporting.

RIP the driver and thoughts to family.

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Pretty much the reason why so many buses are involved in accidents . I had a friend tell me he was on a bus in the middle of the day and the driver was asleep and when he mentioned it to a Thai she sa

Seeing the  photo with benzene/gasoline/petrol  pouring out the back Id  be nowhere near that bomb waiting to go off. Just more appalling driving from the worst drivers in the world. I like the w

Please, open your eyes!! Don't bury your head in the sand. Same old boring story  - one bit of criticism of a Thai person's aptitude and you dismiss it as even being possible! It is being offered as o

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12 minutes ago, wisperone said:

Another sleeping bus driver on Thai roads. No excuse. Life is too cheap in LOD. Hope the injured recover.

Shouldn't there be a co driver on long distance journeys to do two hour stints? Whether that would make any difference, who knows.

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                       Once again:   Check out Goofy in the "Motormania", from 1950.

                                           That will explain what`s going on when your driving

                                           on the Thai roads!

 

                                           Be careful, have your eyes open at all times and NEVER

                                           trust anyone making a signal to go the left or right!

 

                                           Be safe out there!!    

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7 hours ago, sensei said:

I have experienced this too! I was in a van and the driver was nodding off. I was almost behind him and I would nudge him whenever I see his eyes closing. The lady sitting in front said he wasn't sleeping at all. clearly, he was.

My Wife deliberately sits right next to the driver to KEEP him awake, its bad  really bad, being  pretty stupid they just laugh it  off same as she is the only one putting on a  seatbelt.

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6 hours ago, chang1 said:

You just want to blame him,

he IS ultimately responsible, if he had a conscience he would  not drive reckon he checked his  tyre pressure before he left? all  lights  working? etc etc not working, refuse to drive and yes LOSE  job, not to worry he lost everything in the end

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4 hours ago, Derek B said:

U-Turns should be well lit I would of thought.

 

Just don't drive at night.

Actually I nearly always drive long distance late  at night/early morning.....theres  less to hit and be hit  by despite  everyone  telling me theyre  all drunk at  night I havent found that to be so, its  much quieter.

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8 hours ago, sillyfool said:

come on give the guy a brake. maybe he did fall asleep after working a very long shift. 

if he had of use the brake(s) , maybe he would still be alive - or was it brake failure -- again? 

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4 hours ago, Derek B said:

Looking at the rear of tanker it does not seem to be of the best design to avoid damage from a shunt resulting in a spill so high up.

 

 

shunt - looks like a high speed impact  - or didn't look at the front of the bus.

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6 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

At the risk of being called pedantic, that truck  8pm.jpg   is not placarded for either diesel fuel  image.jpeg.726ead15580b034e56c62fdb3ea415a0.jpeg  or gasoline (petrol) image.jpeg.0169508408ba46258737b2417370588f.jpeg

It appears to have a U.N. 3082 placard image.png.e8714d82ba39a420d5dab3a108e27590.png hazardous liquid, plus an environmentally hazardous placardImage result for hazardous liquid NOS to finish it off.  May not have been as flammable as gasoline, but a nasty liquid when pouring out onto the highway. 

Didn't see any. Carrying water / water vapour ???

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