Aunt, niece die in Phuket tour bus “hit-and-run’

PHUKET: A tour bus driver fled the scene after the bus he was driving struck two women riding a motorbike in the northbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road yesterday afternoon.

The two women who died in the accident were identified by Thalang Police as Jaroonrat Waree, 35, and Nadlada Waree, 17.

“The motorbike rider and passenger were dragged by the bus at least 500 meters before it came to a stop north of Mud Dok Khao junction [the main turnoff toward Nai Yang Beach],” said Sub Lt Chatree Chuwichian.

Police are still searching for the driver, he added.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

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