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Offline thaiga

Lampang bus accident kills at least 17
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:15:24 PM »
At least 17 people were killed and many injured when a tour bus carrying worshippers on a religious trip plunged into a ravine in Lampang on Wednesday.

The bus was returning from a krathin ceremony in Chiang Rai and was heading to Chiang Mai when its brakes failed and it plunged into the ravine near Than Thong waterfall on the Phayao-Wang Nua road in Lampang's Wang Nua district about 6.30pm.

Rescue efforts were made difficult because the crash site was dark, the bus had plunged 30 metres and the area lacked a mobile phone signal, rescuers said.

Wang Nua police reported that at least 17 people died at the scene and many more were seriously injured.

Police and rescue workers immediately took the injured to a nearby hospital.

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Re: Lampang bus accident kills at least 17
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 11:25:26 AM »


23 killed in Lampang bus accident



LAMPANG, Oct 24 --  A chartered bus rented for a group of merit makers plunged into a ravine in the northern province of Lampang, killing 23 passengers.
 
Police said the bus was rented for a group of residents from Chiang Mai's Saraphi district who were returning home after making merit at Wat Ban Wang Mai Charoen Temple in Wang Nuea in Lampang.
 
The bus, belonging to Weerapan Tour and Travel Company, fell into a ravine near Pan Thong waterfall in Wang Nuea district.
 
Police said the road was steep slope downhill and curve and the bus had problem with the brakes and the driver was unfamiliar with the route.
 
The bus rammed through a roadside guardrail and plunged into a 30-metre-deep ravine before hitting a large tree.
 
At least 23 of the 38 passengers were killed while a dozen others were injured, including the bus driver who was also sent to hospital.

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