17 killed, 30 injured in Krabi bus accident

PHUKET CITY: A chartered bus taking officials of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization on a study tour overturned in Krabi this morning, killing 17 and injuring 30 passengers.

The accident occurred at 6:30 am on the Phanom-Khao Tor Road in Krabi’s Plai Phraya district.

Twelve passengers died at the scene; five more died at hospitals.

Thirty other passengers were injured and rushed to Krabi Hospital and district hospitals nearby.

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In total, about 400 passengers were traveling in 12 buses.

They left Samut Prakan Thursday evening.

Police said the driver of the bus, which overturned, might have dozed off.

— The Nation

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