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Train hits bus at railway crossing, killing 3, injuring 30



Two people were killed and about 30 others injured after a train hit a double-decker bus at a railway crossing in tambon Ngiew Rai in Nakhon Chaisi district on Sunday, media reports said.

The accident occurred at about 7.30am when the bus loaded with tourists heading of Koh Samet in Rayong was hit on one side by the train which was heading for Nam Tok railway station in Kanchanaburi.

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Re: Red tape, loud music blamed for fatal train-bus crash
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Red tape, loud music blamed for fatal train-bus crash


Passengers look at the bus wreck after the fatal crash in Nakhon Pathom province on Sunday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Officials on Monday blamed Sunday’s fatal collision of a train and double-decker bus in Nakhon Pathom province Sunday on red tape and loud music.

Deputy Transport Minister Ormsin Chivapruck said on Monday that the crash occurred at a grade crossing where the Department of Rural Roads had installed automatic barriers, but they were inoperative because the department had yet to deliver completed paperwork to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

He ordered the department this week to activate 20 such completed barriers stalled by red tape across the country.

Police spokesman Detnarong Sutthicharnbancha said on Monday that an initial investigation found that loud music had been playing on the bus before it was hit by the train. Police would decide if the music made it impossible for the driver to hear the train or if reckless driving was involved, he said.

full article: Bangkokpost
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Following the recent accident with the train that collided with a tour bus, the Min of Public Health are going to improve public safety at railway intersections, shame the incident had to occur first.

Min of Public Health to improve public safety at railway intersections

The Ministry of Public Health has instructed all provinces to improve public safety at railway intersections, in a bid to reduce related accidents.

Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn revealed that the ministry is collaborating with several related agencies to prevent road accidents, following a recent incident where a train collided with a tour bus in Nakhon Pathom province.

All provinces are to compile a list of risk areas and improve safety for at least five areas per quarter year. Special attention will be given to railway intersections.

The ministry has also moved to improve data collection on injuries and deaths from road accidents, as well as emergency medical services. It has targeted a 21% reduction in traffic-related deaths.

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