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4 Chinese tourists & Thai tour guide injured in Chiang Mai crash

Four Chinese tourists and a Thai tour guide were injured after a minibus crashed into an electric pole on a road in the northern province of Chiang Mai. The minivan driver was unharmed and is being questioned to find the cause of the accident.

Three rescue teams and officers from Doi Saket Police Station rushed to the scene on the Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Road in the Doi Saket district of Chiang Mai after being notified about the accident.

The police report states that the minibus driver crashed into an electric pole at a hazardous location with prior accident history.

Four Chinese tourists and a Thai tour guide sustained injuries and were transported to Doi Saket Hospital. Their injury details and conditions are unknown.

The minibus driver was taken to the police station for further investigation to determine the accident’s cause.

Thairath reported that the accident occurred at a notorious “dangerous curve” due to a steep downhill followed by a curve in the road. Locals stated that cars emit a loud grinding sound when trying to stop or slow down at the spot.

The media noted that a major tour bus crash took place in the same area several years ago, resulting in numerous fatalities and injuries.

Three Chinese tourists were reported to have suffered from mild injuries last week. One Chinese man was injured after falling into a drain while walking on the pavement near the tourist attraction Ancient City in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok.

Another two Chinese citizens were injured in a fight at a bar in Chiang Mai.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.