Tour bus accident in Thailand leads to severe injuries

Photo courtesy of Khao Sod

A tour bus accident has led to multiple casualties and severe injuries among passengers. Rescue officials rushed to the scene, where they discovered six people seriously injured.

The incident, believed to be caused by driver fatigue, occurred yesterday, January 7 at 10.30pm. The initial investigation of the incident involved interviewing the bus driver.

The accident occurred on Asia Route 41, in the southern part of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, near the provincial sports school in Nong Hong sub-district, Thung Song district. Upon arrival, rescuers found the overturned bus, registration number 30-0180 of Nakhon Si Thammarat, in the middle of the four-lane road. Numerous passengers were trapped inside.

Rescue efforts were quickly initiated to extricate passengers from the wreckage. Six people were found to be severely injured and were immediately transported to the hospital. The injured included Nattanicha and Chatchai from Songkhla province. Other injured passengers from Nakhon Si Thammarat province include Natthawut, Pornapat, Walya, and Miriam, reported Khao Sod.

Before the accident, the tour bus had picked up passengers from Bangkok and was heading south on the aforementioned road. Upon reaching the accident site, the bus lost control and flipped into the middle of the four-lane road, causing multiple injuries and mass casualties.

The cause of the accident is presumed to be the driver falling asleep at the wheel. An official investigation is underway, including interviewing the driver of the bus to determine the exact cause of the accident for further legal proceedings.

In related news, tragedy as the Thap Sakae bus accident claimed another life, bringing the death toll to 15. The 29 year old victim, Mantira Deema, succumbed to severe injuries sustained in the crash on December 5.

The incident involved a Sri Siam Tour bus, resulting in 14 immediate fatalities and injuries to 35 passengers. Investigations reveal the bus was speeding at 90 km/h.

A survivor, known as King, recounts a harrowing escape, emphasizing the need for support for all victims. The story unfolds, underscoring the impact of the tragic event on those involved.

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