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Thai workers killed in van crash in South Korea

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Two Thai citizens have been killed in South Korea after their passenger van carrying 16 people skidded off a mountain road heading to a farm.

The Korean Times reports that the two Thais, the van driver and another passenger were seriously injured after the van crashed through a guard rail. Nine other people, of mixed nationalities, were in the vehicle at the time of the incident and were also injured. The injured were rushed to the hospital and two of them were identified as Thai nationals who were working in South Korea. The two Thais died following their arrival at the hospital.

The Korean Times quote police saying that the van driver might have lost control of his vehicle, as it was on a steep hill. It was also reported that three other migrant workers fled after the accident. Police speculate they may have visa problems and wanted to avoid being caught by the police.

Bussadee Santipitak, a Thai Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, told Thai PBS that the two Thai workers died at the hospital and their families have been notified of the incident. Arrangements for the victims’ bodies to be repatriated were being made by local ambassadorial staff.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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