2 Thais killed and 5 injured in car accident in Norway

Photo via Facebook/ Royal Thai Embassy Oslo.

A tragic car accident on the National Highway 7 in Hallindal, Norway, on October 11 killed two Thai nationals and injured five other Thais, including two children.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo, Noway, reported on October 19 that the Thai ambassador and relevant authorities invited monks from a Thai temple in Oslo to perform a ceremony for the deceased at the accident site on October 18.

According to the embassy, the heart-breaking, tragic accident occurred on October 11 when seven Thai nationals were travelling from Geilo to Oslo. The site of the accident was about 200 kilometres from the embassy.

NRK and ScandAia reported that the Thai family had rented an eight-seater car with Danish licence plates for their trip to Norway. On the day of the accident, the Thai driver drove against traffic and hit a truck. This fatal accident resulted in two deaths and five injuries.

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Norwegian emergency services promptly responded to the scene, orchestrating helicopter evacuations for the injured Thai nationals who were transported to Ullevål Hospital. Sadly, two lives were lost in this tragic event—one, a Thai man and a Thai woman.

Among the five injured, two were children, though their ages remain undisclosed, and there have been no updates regarding their conditions.

The Norwegian truck driver reportedly suffered only minor injuries and was not held responsible for the accident.

The Thai Embassy expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased and its appreciation to Norwegian officials who facilitated the transfer of the deceased and the injured to the hospital by helicopter and closed the road for the ceremony.

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