PHUKET: A retractable crane arm hanging over Patak Road in Chalong ripped the roof off a Phuket tour van full of tourists just after 9am today.
The west-bound tour van was about 200 meters from Chalong Circle when it collided with the arm of the crane.
The van was not overturned in the accident and at this stage no deaths or serious injuries have been reported, though many of the tourists in the van suffered face lacerations and minor injuries.
The Phuket Gazette was told by a witness that no one was thrown from the vehicle in the crash and that everyone was able to freely climb out of the van.
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