Bus crash in Phuket injures 16 Indian tourists

PHUKET: A bus carrying Indian tourists crashed against a concrete divider in the hills of Kata this morning, toppling to one side and taking down a street light with it.

Lt Col Sakkarin Sangchareon of Chalong Police received the report at about 8:10am.

“The bus was heading from Kata to Chalong. One tour guide and 16 Indian tourists were injured and sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital. The tour company is ‘travelbullz’, which has offices in India, Thailand and Hong Kong.

“The driver, named Jiroj Noochaikeaw, tested negative on the breathalyzer. He told us that on their way downhill on a bend he attempted to change lanes to avoid a vehicle in front of the bus and lost control,” Col Sakkarin told the Phuket Gazette.

Additional reporting by Zohaib Sikander.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

Thaiger Talk

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply