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26 Chinese tourists escape bus fire without injury

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26 Chinese tourists have had a lucky escape after their tour bus burst into flames as they were headed southbound along Thepkasatri Road around 6pm tonight, just opposite the Isuzu Showroom. The group was returning from a trip to the islands off Phuket and headed for their hotel. The tour group only arrived in Phuket last night.
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The driver smelt smoke in the engine compartment, pulled over and got all the passengers off the bus before the fire started engulfing the vehicle. Local villagers came to the rescue with chemical extinguishers but it wasn’t until emergency services arrived that the fire was brought under control.
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  1. simon01

    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Well these old tatty broken buses are allowed on the road at all is unbelievable let alone allowed to carry tourists. Most cant make it up the hills and pour smoke all over the place as they crawl at 5 kmph dripping oil and water all over the roads everyday. Only a matter of time before it happened. Wont be the last either as there are many buses like this one.

  2. reddy

    Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I bet >30% of all buses in Phuket are in dangerous conditions. i.E. brakes, motors, drivers… Some look like they come right out from the rubbish.

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