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Five dead and five injured from two families in head-on collision

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A tragedy for several Chachoensao families last night ager a collision killed five. Chachoensao is just east of Bangkok.

Five people were killed and another five critically injured after the pick-up truck of a family returning from a shopping trip collided head-on with an another pick-up truck just one kilometre before reaching the family’s home.

Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene around 9.30pm last night at the Rang ta Sorn curve on the old Sukhumvit Road in Song Khlong.

They found four dead bodies – 31 year old Apichat Wanarat, 30 year old Sasinat Lertsuwan, 31 year old Pimpisa Lertsuwan and 57 year old Patchamporn Lertsuwan. They were in a Mitsubishi Triton pick-up that found was overturned in the roadside ditch.

Passenger 35 year old Piyawat Pliansiri, who had been thrown from the vehicle, was seriously injured but was able to assist police with their inquiries.

Piyawat said his group was returning from a mall and was only one kilometre from home when the crash occurred.

Emergency responders found the other pickup – a Toyota Revo – on the road with four injured people trapped inside, along with the dead body of 23 year old Pitak Saengnak.

The wounded four included a 20 year old seven-month-pregnant woman.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation

 

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