Thai workers killed in van crash in South Korea

PHOTO: Thaikuknews

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.


Thailand News

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply


If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Leave a Reply