Bus plunges off mountain road in Phrae, Thailand, 17 injured

17 passengers have been injured after a bus crashed off a mountain road in Thailand’s north last night.

The bus was travelling between Chiang Mai to Phrae in Thailand. The accident happened in Tambon Bor Leng Long, Phrae. The accident happened at 8.30pm on the Den Chai-Lampang road.

Rescuers struggled to rescue the injured passengers from the bus that had fallen about 20 metres down the steep mountainside. Passengers who were slightly injured were sent to the district hospital. Four who were seriously injured were sent to the provincial hospital and another to the Phrae Christian Hospital.

The 42 year old bus driver, Suriyon Saenchan, told police that it was raining and a pickup truck suddenly changed lane to block his bus. He said he had to swerve to avoid crashing into the truck and lost control of the bus.

SOURCE: The Nation

Chiang Mai News

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