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Sixteen Singaporeans end up in hospital following van crash in central Thailand

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Sixteen Singaporean tourists were rushed to hospital following a tour bus crash in Sing Buri, central Thailand. Their tour van careered off a road in the main city district on Friday night and ended up on its side in the roadside.

The Ruam Katanyu Foundation rescue workers attended the scene and attended to the injured. 16 passengers were injured, 5 seriously. The vehicle was a passenger van, in the style of a Pattaya BahtBus.

Police report that the Singaporean tourists were returning from a tour of a church and a local market in the Bang Rachan district. They were attending Christmas celebrations around the region.

The accident occurred when they were on their way back to the hotel where they were staying. Police report that the bus driver had apparently tried to evade a collision with a vehicle driving towards them in the wrong lane but lost control of his van. The vehicle careered off the road and ended up in the roadside bushes with the bus coming to rest on its side.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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