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6 killed, 39 injured in Korat bus-truck crash
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:57:19 AM »
6 killed, 39 injured in Korat bus-truck crash


Rescue workers examine the severely damaged front of the Bangkok-bound interprovincial bus that crashed through the road divider and collided head-on with a 10-wheel truck in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sikhiu district in the early hours of Friday. Six people were killed and 39 others injured and rushed to hospitals. (Photo from Jaengkhao Arsa Ruam via FM 91 Trafficpro radio station)

Six people were killed and 39 others hurt, eight seriously, when a Bangkok-bound interprovincial bus ran through a road divider and crashed head-on into a 10-wheel truck in Sikhiu district in the early hours of Friday.

The accident occurred between kilometre makers 103-104 on the Mittraphap Highway in tambon Mittraphap around 1am, said Pol Lt Col Virat Thassaniyom, investigation officer at Sikhiu police station.

Police said the driver of the double-decker bus, carrying about 60 passengers from Roi Et’s Phanom Phrai district to Bangkok, lost control in heavy rain. The bus crashed through the road divider and into the path of the oncoming  fully loaded truck.

Five people on the bus were killed - the driver and four passengers -  and the driver of the truck.  Thirty-nine passengers were hurt, eight seriously. They were rushed to two nearby hospitals.

Police said it was raining heavily at the time. The driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel .

The investigation was continuing.

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