Horrific collision spurs plan to cut number of passenger vans

Toyota Hiace minivan in Pattaya

Toyota Hiace minivan in Pattaya. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.




THE TRANSPORT Ministry plans to strictly control passenger vans and replace them with buses after the fiery accident in Chon Buri on Monday caused 25 fatalities.

The Bangkok-bound minivan from Chanthaburi province ran into a pickup truck loaded with passengers and both vehicles burst into flames, killing 14 people in the van and 11 in the pickup.

Full story: The Nation

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