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Pick-up and van crash in Krabi kills the driver and injures 10

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Yesterday (February 4), Klong Thom Police (Krabi) received a report about a pick-up truck crashing into van, resulting in 1 casualty and 10 injuries.

The accident occurred at Namkhao-Koh Lanta Road, where police and rescue teams found the Chevrolet pick-up badly damaged from its front all the way to the driver seat. About 20 metres away, a van with Trang province license plates, was flipped in the drain on the side road with its front and sides damaged.

The driver of the pickup truck, 50 year old Niran Kan-Iad, was severely injured and died later.

The 10 injuries include 6 Thais, the van driver, 32 year old Yuthana Patipimin, and the passengers of the pick up truck, 32 year old Sukanya Bobthong, 59 year old Suwanna Himma, 59 year old Boonmee Bahob, 62 year old Saela Jaiboon and 6 year old boy, Jirapat Kan-Iad.

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The 4 Chinese tourists injured in the van include 21 year old Li Bing, 20 year old Cao Yiran, 21 year old Zhang Zhihong and 21 year old Yang Shangdai. All injuries were sent to Klong Thom Hospital and transferred later to Krabi Hospital.

After an investigation, police found that the pick-up truck was driving towards Koh Lanta while the van was driving on the opposite lane. The accident location is a curve and the pick-up truck lost control and went into the opposite lane, colliding with the van.

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