Three foreigners killed in early morning visa run van crash

PHUKET: Three foreigners died and six others were seriously injured when the van they were travelling in crashed into a house in Phang Nga this morning.

The foreigners were on their way from Phuket to Satun for a visa run with KBV Phuket Visa Run company, when the van crashed in Bang Tuey sub-district.

Police and emergency responders rushed to the scene of the accident.

“We found a severely damaged white van with a KBV Visa Run logo, which had crashed into a nearby house. The survivors and bodies of the deceased were immediately transferred to Phang Nga hospital,” said Capt Chatree Piankayai of Phang Nga City Police.

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“The van driver, named Prawit Raweerat, told us that he lost control of the van at a bend in the road due to rain and slippery conditions, hitting an electric pole and then crashing into a nearby house,” Capt Chatree added.

Mr Prawit and his wife sustained minor injuries while the condition of the hospitalized foreigners was reported to be precarious.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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