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Four hurt after bus overturns, slides into Nakhon Si Thammarat canal, trapping passengers

By The Nation

 

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Four passengers were injured when an omnibus flipped over amid rain and fell into a Nakhon Si Thammarat canal, trapping 40 passengers inside the vehicle.

 

Thung Yai police were notified of the incident at 4am on Wednesday and rushed to the scene with a team of volunteer rescuers.

 

At the scene they found several trapped passengers crying for help. Rescuers had to pry open the vehicle’s emergency door on the roof to bring them out one by one.

 

The four injured passengers were sent to hospital, while the others were taken to a nearby gas station to rest.

 

The driver told a reporter that the wet surface of the road caused the bus to slide towards the canal so he quickly turned the wheel in another direction, but the sudden movement made the vehicle flip over and fall into the canal.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398952

 

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What a horror show. These bus accidents nearly always seem to occur at about 4 am.  Imagine the fear and pain of the people trapped inside, waiting for the rescuers to "rush" to their aid.....

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15 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I think the last time I heard the word 'omnibus' must have been in the seventies - the name of a UK TV arts documentary series.

I assume it wasn't horse-drawn?

 

There was a time when "the man on the Clapham Omnibus" was a figure of speech indicating the possession (and use) of common sense.  A quality rarely seen on Thai roads....

 

 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

The driver told a reporter that the wet surface of the road caused the bus to slide towards the canal so he quickly turned the wheel in another direction, but the sudden movement made the vehicle flip over and fall into the canal.

Yeah yeah yeah... the rain did it.

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