Five killed in tour bus blaze in Khon Kaen province

Colorful tour bus in Kanchanaburi

Colorful Bangkok tour bus in Kanchanaburi. Photo: shankar s. / flickr.

Five passengers, including two children, were killed and several others were injured when a double-decker tour bus, in which they were travelling, caught fire on the Friendship Highway in Ban Haed district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen on Monday night.

Initial reports indicate that journey of the bus, operated by 407 Pattana Company, originated in Udon Thani, with a stopover in Muang district of Khon Kaen. As it was leaving Muang district on the Friendship Highway, heading to Ban Haed district, one of its tires ruptured, followed by a shower of sparks.

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By Thai PBS World

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