A packed van ferrying passengers on Sunday plunged from an expressway onto Rama VI road before bursting into flames, killing at least eight and seriously injuring five.
The speedy van swerved and hit an expressway wall near Rama VI exit before plunging onto the road near Samsen School at about 5pm.
The van then burst into flames, police said, killing at the scene eight passengers. The dead were four women and four men. Police said there were altogether 13 passengers on board. One of the injured was driver of the vehicle.
Police found at the scene that the van, fuelled by gas, was gutted. Its cylinder was found in a bush near the site. Items from the vehicle including seats were scattered on the road.
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