Motorway mayhem: 26 Chinese tourists injured in bus crash

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A tourist bus carrying 26 Chinese nationals met with a gruesome accident on the Chon Buri Motorway on Tuesday afternoon.

A collision unfolded near the 65 + 900 kilometre marker, inbound towards Bangkok, in the Mueang district of Chon Buri province. When local rescue teams, alongside the highway police, arrived at the accident scene, they were met with a harrowing sight: a white bus, its front end grotesquely mangled, stood as a stark testament to the force of impact it had suffered upon colliding with the rear of a stationary white Hino 18-wheeler.

The passengers on the bus, comprising nine men and 17 women, grappling with various degrees of injuries. The nature and extent of these injuries, while not disclosed to the press, necessitated immediate medical attention, with all the victims being swiftly transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.

Authorities have launched a thorough investigation into the incident, reported Pattaya News.

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With the injured passengers and the bus driver being questioned, the investigation aims to uncover the sequence of events leading up to the accident.

In related news, a bus journey to the Similan Islands took a horrific turn today when a vehicle ferrying 17 Chinese tourists careened off the road in Tha Chatchai, located in the northernmost part of Phuket. The incident occurred on the morning of January 16.

The white Hino bus was found toppled on its side, sprawled across two lanes of Thepkrasattri Road. The impact was such that the vehicle’s windshield had been driven out onto the central reservation.

In other news, a tour bus veered off course, leaving a trail of injuries among Malaysian tourists and locals in Bo Phloi district, Kanchanaburi. The calamity struck between kilometre markers 14 and 15 on the Bo Phloi-Lat Ya Road, drawing a swift response from authorities on the afternoon of February 22. All 39 passengers aboard the bus, including 37 Malaysian nationals, had suffered injuries, with some in critical condition.

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Top is a multifaceted news writer with a keen interest in real estate and travel. Top currently covers local Thai news at Thaiger. As a travel buff, Top blogs about his travels- around the world and Thailand- during his free time.

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