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Scores of students injured as tour guide training group bus flips, rolls off road north of Phuket

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BREAKING: Scores of students injured as tour guide training group bus flips, rolls off road north of Phuket

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PHANG NGA: Dozens of Thai tour guide students are being treated for injuries sustained in an accident this morning in which the bus they were travelling on lost control and smashed into a rubber tree before flipping and rolling off the side of the road.

The incident happened at aproximately 8.30am this morning in Khok Kloi sub district, in Phang Nga's Ta Kua Thung distrit, on the bypass road to Phang Nga Town, about five kilometres north of Sarasin Bridge, the bridge connecting Phang Nga and Phuket provinces.

The driver of the bus was named as Mr Tanapon Prakobmit, 32, of Nakhon Ratchasim, who gave report to Pol Maj Suttipong Rodsong of Kok Kloi Police that the bus load of 35 passengers were students training to obtain tour guide licensure.

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/breaking-scores-of-students-injured-as-tour-guide-training-group-bus-flips-rolls-off-road-north-of-phuket-56396.php

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-- Phuket News 2016-02-28

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Dozens of Thai tour guide students are being treated for injuries sustained in an accident this morning

Hands on training eh?

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A problem with the front wheels that caused him to zig zag. Well, I have to say, that's a new excuse I haven't heard before.

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Lesson No 1. What form of transport should you not recommend?

Lesson No 2. Where is the nearest hospital?

Write an article on the quality of treatment you received so Thailand can become the hub of emergncy medical treatment!

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For sure they learned something with that seminar...........sad.png

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RIP if someone did not make it.

But a good experience for the Thai tour guide students who did. Nothing like real battlefield conditions to get you up to speed. But I sure this not their first brush with death on Thailand's highways.

maybe they will include first responder trauma first aid, extraction of bodies from wreckage, proper use of body bags, ID of tourist bodies and the proper way to point at the dead tourists in a group photo to their tour guide training.

After all, no "tour' of Thailand is complete without a good old fashion bus accident.

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Educating through actual experiences.. Empathetic training for when the Bus Tour they are giving heads for the ditch . Well done..

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Same old accidents , when are they going to spend some money on safe roads and driver re education.

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""The driver said that there was a problem with the front wheels, causing him to zig zag on the road and he wasn't able to control the bus, which hit a rubber tree, before rolling off the road," said Pol Maj Suttipong."

the driver went on to say "i talked to the wheels this morning and said 'i hope you don't think having no tread is a excuse for not doing what i tell you. there is place for lazy wheels on this bus. and don't try to blame the brakes like last time. i'm on to your tricks"

and i am too lazy to look for my post and copy and paste on the last bus accident about down shifting, basic speed law, driver training... bla bla bla.

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And the wheels on the bus go round and round.... Still spinning from excess speed when the bus lands on its side.

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""The driver said that there was a problem with the front wheels, causing him to zig zag on the road and he wasn't able to control the bus, which hit a rubber tree, before rolling off the road," said Pol Maj Suttipong."

Hmmm, I wonder if that could explain the strange behavior of the front wheels? facepalm.gif

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Maybe he was bombed out of his brains at the time, maybe not. What I have observed in this country is that public vehicle drivers (especially in the age group of the subject) think it's "gaeng" to drive fast, especially when there's a load of uni students on board, as long as they don't trash the bus, cos then they'd lose their job, sorry, I meant might hurt somebody.

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How many wearing seat belts, if there were any? Thais have a lot to learn when it comes to road safety, and common sense.

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