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Three die in Thai road accident

The people killed were believed to be on holiday

Three people, including a brother and sister from Wales, have died in a road accident in Thailand.

The three were killed in the city of Chiang Mai, north Thailand, when a taxi they were in was involved in a crash.

The 49-year-old man who died is from Trimsaran, near Llanelli, and his sister lived in Burry Port.

The man's Thai wife was the third person killed. It is thought the trio had been on holiday and were on their way to the airport.

The taxi driver is reported to be in intensive care following the accident, according to information from the British Embassy in Thailand.

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VILLAGE GRIEF AS THREE DIE IN THAI TAXI CRASH

GARETH DAVIES

GARETH.DAVIES@SWWP.CO.UK

10:00 - 20 December 2005

The former captain of a West Wales rugby club has died with his thai wife and sister in a taxi horror crash while on holiday in Thailand.

Ex-trimsaran Rugby Club skipper Ken Ford and his thai wife Phalit, both aged 47, and his 42-year-old sister Violet Griffiths were on their way to Chiang mai airport for the journey home when the cab was in a head-on crash. Phalit's teenage daughter, a passenger in the cab, and the Thai driver were both seriously injured. Mr Ford, of Trilwm, Trimsaran, was a childhood friend of rugby legend Jonathan Davies, who is said to be devastated at news of the death.

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