A train bounding for Bangkok from Trang derailed in Prachuab Khiri Khan on Monday morning, killing at least seven passengers and injuring many others.
The accident happened at about 4.45am at Khao Tao station in the province’s Hua Hin district.
A Nation reporter at the scene said that ten of 15 compartments derailed. The train left Trang at 5.20pm Sunday and was scheduled to arrive Bangkok at 8.25am Monday.
He said that initial investigation showed that at least seven passengers; all women, were killed and about 61 passengers injured. The injured passengers were transferred to hospitals nearby including Pran Buri Hospital (tel 032 62175)