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Fuel tanker driver killed in crash, truck engulfed in flames

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A fuel tanker truck driver died yesterday in the northern province Lamphun after crashing into a car. The truck carrying fuel overturned and caught fire. 59 year old Nikom Kamchan’s body was found near the wreck after firefighters extinguished the fire. It’s the second fuel tanker fire in the past week.

29 year old Patcharin Somsawan says he was driving downhill and going around a curve when the truck hit her car from behind. The truck flipped upside down, bursting into flames. Patcharin says she suspects brakes on the truck failed as it was driving down the hill. Police are still investigating.

Just last week, a fuel tanker exploded after a collision with a trailer truck in the Isaan province Buri Ram. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames after a series of explosions. Thousands of litres of fuel spilled out onto the road, spreading for about 1 kilometre. The drivers were able to flee before the first explosion.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    wilko

    November 3, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Brake Failure? The default position for airbrakes as fitted to trucks is “ON” – so the wheels would have locked.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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139 killed, 653 injured, as Thailand’s holiday weekend sees surge in road accidents

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The Ministry of Transport has confirmed that hundreds of road traffic accidents have taken place over Thailand’s holiday weekend. 139 people have died and 653 have been injured in the course of the 4-day holiday, which was introduced to boost domestic tourism.

The Pattaya News report that 455 car accidents have been recorded, with nearly 79% of them being caused by excessive speed. 82 people died in car accidents, with a further 466 injured. The Ministry of Transport says 27 accidents caused by speeding occurred in Chon Buri.

Another 153 accidents involved motorbikes, with 47 bike riders killed and 165 injured. Most of the bike accidents were recorded in the central province of Nonthaburi and the northern province of Lamphun, with each province recording 11 motorbike accidents.

Public transport vehicles and trucks accounted for 21 accidents, with 13 caused by trucks, 5 by buses, and 3 by trains. Those accidents contributed a further 10 deaths and 22 injuries. Over 10.68 million people took to public transport over the course of the 4-day holiday, while out of more than 14 million vehicles that left Bangkok, 13 million were private cars.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Hundreds of pigs killed in truck accident after driver allegedly fell asleep

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A trailer truck packed with pigs flipped, killing hundreds of the pigs, after the driver allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel. Nation Thailand described the scene as a “horror film.” Lifeless bodies were stacked on top each other while injured pigs screamed and squealed in pain. The driver is facing reckless driving charges.

The pigs were packed in a triple-decker metal trailer. The truck driver was making his trip overnight. Around 4am as he was driving through Pathum Thani, the driver allegedly nodded off. Officers suspect the truck crashed into concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to flip to its side.

The driver only had minor injures. Police removed him from the vehicle at 8am and took him to the Khu Bang Luang police station.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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1 killed, another severely injured in motorcycle collision in Bangkok

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A person was killed and another severely injured in a motorcycle collision today in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district. The motorcycles collided while driving around a curve. One of the bikes flipped and exploded. Photos show the bike engulfed in flames.

32 year old Thanatthakorn Chareaonsuk was found dead at the scene. 25 year old Kritsada Wanpen was severely injured and broke their leg, according to Nation Thailand.

Police are investigating and will review surveillance camera footage to determine the cause of the incident.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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