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14 injured in van and pick-up crash in Chiang Mai

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Eleven Chinese tourists and three locals have been injured after a pick-up truck crashed into a van yesterday afternoon in Chiang Mai.

Among the 11 Chinese tourists, five were severely injured and remain in a local hospital.

The Chinese consulate general based in Chiang Mai says that the five severely injured tourists are still being treated at the hospital but in “stable conditions” and some slightly injured tourists have already been discharged.

Consular officials are now working with Thai police to provide assistance to the injured. The three injured Thais are local local tourist guide and the drivers of the two vehicles.

According to the initial investigation the pick-up truck lost control and crashed into the van. The accident happened on Highway No.118 linking Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the Doi Saket district. According to locals it’s steep with many bends, making it a hot spot for accidents, especially in the wet season.

SOURCE: Nation TV

PHOTO: news.xinhuanet.com

 

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