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Khon Kaen - Intra-province bus overturns, five killed
« on: January 15, 2011, 05:21:46 PM »
Intra-province bus overturns, five killed

Five passengers were killed and 30 others injured when the Nongbua Lamphu-Bangkok bus overturned late Friday night, police said.

The accident took place in tambon Nonthong of Khon Kaen’s Nong Rua district, while the bus was heading to Bangkok.

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5 killed, 30 injured in bus accident

Khon Kaen - An air-conditioned bus heading from Nong Bua Lampu to Bangkok overturned here late Friday night, killing five passengers and injuring 30 others, police said.

The accident occurred at 11 pm on the Kudchim-Phuwiang Road in Nong Rua district.

Four of the five killed passengers were identified as Amporn Kaewprom, 27, Kesorn Kaewprom, 24, Suwitcha Namkote and Sommai Suppanam, 40.

An unidentified five-year-old girl was also killed.

The driver, Jaknarin Saegson, 27, told police that he tried to overtake a truck but the road was in bad condition, causing the bus to lose control and plunge into the road side before it overturned.

He was arrested for reckless driving causing deaths and injuries.

The Nation