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Thai road carnage: Two die on overturned bus that should never have climbed "Angel Hill"

 

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Thai caption: Sacrifice on "Angel Hill"

Picture: Sanook

 

Two people have died and many more were injured after a minibus tried - and failed - to get to the top of a scenic hill in southern Thailand.

 

The bus should never have been on the road in the first place.

 

A witness said that they saw the bus revving its engine in a futile attempt to get to the top of Angel Hill (Khao Thewada) in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a well known tourist spot.

 

But the engine was not able to cope and the bus slid back and overturned.

 

The witness saw a bloody scene inside with body parts.

 

Rescuers and Khanom police helped around two dozen people on the bus. Two women aged 46 and 63 from Hat Yai were killed.

 

Eighteen were injured - three seriously.

 

Khanom district chief Theerapong Chuanychu said that the bus had been hired to take a group of people from a Chinese association in Hat Yai to visit the area.

 

Sanook reported that minibuses are not allowed to use the hill and visitors must park at the foot of the hill and arrange other transport to the top because it is so steep.

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

 
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Is this the New Safer type Mini Bus  ??

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It seems to me that it is a big bus and not a mini bus as mentioned, if you count the people transported then ...
In any case, another proof of great deficiency and neglect of the life of others!

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4 hours ago, Oztruckie said:

Just another case of an incompetent fool operating a vehicle he knows nothing about,virtually all buses are geared appropriately to be able to climb most mountain roads,I call bs on bus shouldn't have been on the road.

In Thailand tourist (and line) buses mostly date from the Stone Age.
They are almost all 50 y old or more;

even those that appear new are only because the paint is new.

 

I have never seen a bus with a relay box (mechanical or electrical or even both, the Volvo 89F tractor units put on the market 50 years ago had a 4-stage gearbox, which makes 8 and optional overdrive on all gears which gave 16 gears in forward and 4 in reverse); no vehicle here is equipped with an electromagnetic retarder.
In Europe, almost all passenger buses have an automatic gearbox and their drivers have spent a few weeks in specialized schools to learn not only how to drive them but also what they have inside ;

And some hours to know what to do on  first aid and use of a fire extinguisher .

And yes, when you do not know how to handle a powder extinguisher you can catch the gas cartridge in the eye.

 

Here in Thailand, the license to drive large trucks and buses is obtained in 3 days !!
You read that right, 3 days starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. with a lunch break of at least 1 hour.
Let a Thai come here write the opposite, he cannot ...

After 2 and a half days, you are the holder of the driving license for all these heavy vehicles because you pass an exam after noon on the 3rd day;

an 8-year-old one-legged and drunk kid like a Polish would get it, it is so simple.

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