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2 more bus crashes resulting in more deaths & injuries
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:09:28 PM »
Bus crash killed two, injured six in Krabi

Two people were killed and six others were injured when a tour bus crashed into a pickup truck at an intersection in Ao Luek district of Krabi province on Friday night (March 23).

The double-deckor tour bus, belonging to Chanasit Tour Co in Phuket, was on the way to pick up tourists at Krabi international airport.

The driver, Udomsak Thongorapglgasri, 40, drove the bus to the airport from Phuket, taking his family who included his wife, 3-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter, and a busboy.

The pickup truck was driven by Viroj Kijakarn, 48. He was travelling in the truck with two friends.

Witnesses told the police that when the bus arrived at the intersection, the pickup truck  emerged from the opposite way and collided with the tour bus.

It was not immediately known if it was the pickup truck or the bus which ran a red light at the intersection.

The impact of the collision sent the two vehicles to veer off the road and hit roadside and power poles shophouses. A brief fire also sparked in the engine room of the badly damaged bus.

the 3-year-old son of the bus driver and the pickup truck driver were killed at scene.

All six persons in the bus and truck were also injured. They were pulled out of the wrecks of the vehicles and were rushed to Ao Luek hospital.

Actual cause of the fatal accident was under investigation, police said.

Four injured in bus crash on Kata hill, officials douse engine to prevent fire

A small bus carrying 15 Chinese tourists spun out of control and ran off the road on Kata hill last night (Mar 23) at about 8:50pm, injuring four of the tourists, Karon Police confirmed early this morning (Mar 24).

The accident occurred at the last downhill slope on Kata hill, on Patak Moo 2 Rd, Karon sub-district, near the Karon Power sub-station.

Capt Channarong Prakongkue of Karon Police received the report and coordinated with the Karon Municipality rescue workers who helped bring the injured tourists to Vachira Hospital via Emergency Medical Service (EMS).

Staff of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Karon Municipality also helped to later check the scene of the accident with Deputy Chief of Karon Police Lt Col Pratueang Phonmana and Karon Mayor Thawee Thongchem.

About 100 metres before a Kata hill curve, they found a 20-seater mini bus in the forest on the side of the hill, about 5m from the road and 4m deep, said Capt Channarong.

“In the car were 15 Chinese tourists, four injured, of whom three were female and one was male. One person had a broken leg and others had body abrasions. The rescuers provided first-aid before bringing them Vachira hospital,” he said.

“Meanwhile, the Karon Municipality-DDPM and rescue workers found smoke coming out of the engine at the rear of the vehicle, attaching a sling to the lid over the engine and using another car to quickly pull the lid open

“They then used fire extinguishers to quickly extinguish the engine until the smoke subsided before inspecting the damaged property,” said Capt Channarong.

The bus driver, Wisut Krasaeporn (52) told police he had driven the bus to pick up the tourists from Phuket Airport to bring them to a hotel in Karon.

The 15 tourists, along with a guide, head of the tour, Mr Wisut himself and Mr Wisut’s wife were on the bus, totalling 19 passengers.

“The rain had fallen and made the road wet and slippery. Even though I drove with care and used low gear to go downhill, I still lost control of the bus and it spun before crashing down the side of the hill. I tried to stop the vehicle but could not,” Mr Wisut told police.

“Police invited Mr Wisut for questioning and alcohol testing at the Karon Police station to find the cause of the accident. Meanwhile the rest of the tourists were brought safely to their hotel,” said Capt Channarong.
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