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Songkhla bus crashes, seven injured

Tanutam Thawan

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PHOTO: Siam Rath News

Seven passengers have been injured after a Phuket to Hat Yai bus skidded into a ditch and crashed on its side in Songkhla’s Rattaphum district early today. The accident happened on the Hat Yai-bound Asia highway Tambon Khuan Tai at 3am this morning.

The bus was laying on its side with around 20 passengers trapped inside. Seven passengers have suffered head wounds and were taken to the Rattaphum Hospital. They were discharged after treatment and continued their journey on another bus.

The 30 year old bus driver, Pittaya Sudsawat, told police that he was driving from Phuket. He said a pickup truck overtook his bus and cut in front of him and the bus went into a ditch and flipped on its side when he tried to avoid the truck.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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