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.
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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