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Trains: 20 injured in train derailment
« on: February 25, 2010, 08:09:56 PM »
20 injured in train detailment

Twenty people were injured in a train derailment in the southern province of Songkhla on Thursday morning.

A Yala-Nakhon Si Thammarat train derailed near Hat Yai rail junction. The engine and a carriage separated from the other carriages and overturned.

Train derails in Songkhla on Thursday morning.

Of 20 injured passengers, five, including a pregnant woman, are seriously injured.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The accident scene is a curve where accidents have occurred in the past.

The Songkhla accident in Songkhla is the second derailment this week, following the derailment of a Bangkok-Hat Yai freight train in Phattalung on Tuesday when four carriages left the tracks. No one was injured in that  accident.

Investigators said they suspected  that the ties supporting the tracks were old and failed to support the train.

Bangkok Post