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Six dead, 40 injured after Bangkok bound tour bus crashes head on into 10 wheeler 

 

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BANGKOK: -- Six people are dead and more than 40 injured after a Roi-Et to Bangkok tour bus jumped the central reservation on the Friendship Highway last night and collided head on with a ten wheel truck. 

 

Both drivers are dead along with 4 passengers sitting at the front on the Prayat Tour company bus, reported Daily News

 

It is believed that the tour bus driver nodded off. 

 

The injured have been taken to Si Khiw and Maharat Nakorn Rachasima hospitals - eight are in a serious condition. 

 

The accident happened in the Si Khiw area. The bus was going to Bangkok and reportedly started to swerve before mounting the central 

reservation and colliding head on with an oncoming truck on the other side of the road. 

 

Tour bus driver Phichet Klinklang, 44, was the only fatality named. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Note to Yoram.

Avoid riding a bicycle or motorcycle if you are in a busy urban area. Avoid Thai buses if you are worried about dozy drivers. Take the train where available but be aware they derail when attacked by trucks at crossings. Taxis can be safe providing the driver is unarmed and sober and willing to go to your destination.. Flying from Bangkok to Pattaya would seem to be expensive, best to drive or hire a car. Otherwise remain safely at home.:rolleyes:

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Six die in bus-truck collision on Friendship Highway

 

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BANGKOK: -- Six people, including both bus and truck drivers, were killed after a bus from Bangkok collided head-on with a 10-wheel truck on the  Friendship highway in Sikiew district of Nakhon Ratchasima province after midnight last night.

 

The fatal incident which injured 30 other bus passengers happened on Kilometre markers 103-104 of the highway at 01.00 am in Sikiew district.

 

Sikiew police said the interprovincial bus which belonged to Prayat Tour Co Ltd left Phnomprai in Roi-Et province for Mor Chit Bus Terminal in Bangkok.

 

As the bus entered Sikiew, there was heavy rain.

 

The bus skidded due to slippery road surface and jumped across the traffic island to the opposite traffic lane of the highway at the time of a speeding 10-wheel truck arriving at the scene.

 

Both the bus and the truck collided head on, killing six people in both vehicles.

 

Three charity rescue teams from Sikiew, Pak Chong, and Soong Nern were rushed to the scene and used hydraulic equipment to break open the badly damaged bus to bring injured passengers out of the debris.

 

They were admitted to Sikiew hospital,  Soong Nern hospital and Theparat hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima for treatment.

 

Exact cause of the fatal incident is still underway but initially it was suspected to be from speeding driving while there was rain.

 

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/six-die-bus-truck-collision-friendship-highway/

 
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54 minutes ago, saltandpepper said:

Ah....the rain is the culprit then....

I feel better coz for one minute I thought it was the driver's fault....

For once, very unusually, that is NOT what the article says. Try reading it before making comments.

 

 

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

Note to Yoram.

Avoid riding a bicycle or motorcycle if you are in a busy urban area. Avoid Thai buses if you are worried about dozy drivers. Take the train where available but be aware they derail when attacked by trucks at crossings. Taxis can be safe providing the driver is unarmed and sober and willing to go to your destination.. Flying from Bangkok to Pattaya would seem to be expensive, best to drive or hire a car. Otherwise remain safely at home.:rolleyes:

 

you can fly to Pattaya now??

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When will Thailand ever get serious about the carnage on their roads ? It seems like population control in a mental way we have a Prime Minister that can remove sun chairs from a beach but can't do anything about the traffic accidents !

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19 minutes ago, madmitch said:

For once, very unusually, that is NOT what the article says. Try reading it before making comments.

 

 

 

I don't read articles about busaccidents anymore...it's always same same krab....mai pen lai

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