Eight killed, 51 injured as Chiang Mai-Bangkok bus crashes

 Eight killed, 51 injured as Chiang Mai-Bangkok bus crashes

Multicoloured bus providing overnight connections between the Andaman Coast and Bangkok. Photo: Flying Pharmacist.




Eight killed, 51 injured as Chiang Mai-Bangkok bus crashes into LPG gas station in Lampang; driver drowsiness may be cause.

Eight people were killed and 51 others injured when a bus travelling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok left the road and crashed into the fence of a fuel station in Lampang’s Thoen district early yesterday. It was suspected that the bus driver had dozed off behind wheel.

After reports of an accident at 12.30am yesterday, police and rescue workers rushed to the Pong Kham fuel station between Kilometres 621 and 622 on Phaholyothin Highway to find the wreckage of a bus owned by New Wiriya Yanyon Co. The bodies of four male and four female passengers were discovered along with 51 injured passengers, who were taken to nearby hospitals.

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