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1 injured as Udon Thani bus slips of wet road

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A bus in Isaan’s Udon Thani province slipped off the road and onto is side in heavy rain last night, seriously injuring a passenger. All 19 passengers, some with minor injuries, and the driver were safely rescued, and no deaths were reported. The injured passenger was sent to hospital.

Police and rescue staff were alerted to the incident, on Mittraphap Road, around 7:45pm. The Nakornchai-Air coach was carrying a group of elderly citizens, monks, and soldiers flipped and plunged off onto the roadside.

The driver, whose name was not given, told police that the bus had left the terminal 45 minutes earlier and started to lose traction as he was driving on a curve and the road was slippery due to the heavy rains. He told reporters:

“The road was very slippery due to continuous rain since early evening. The bus started to lose control and eventually flipped onto a roadside. Fortunately, the passengers who were seated were not killed.

“Everyone should be careful when driving during this rainy season. Rain and slippery roads may cause an accident anytime.”

1 injured as Udon Thani bus slips of wet road | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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