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Van crashes near Khao Lak

Tanutam Thawan

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A van transporting Chinese tourists crashed on the way from Phuket International Airport to Khao Lak this morning (January 31), resulting in 13 injuries, 9 of them considered serious.

The van was driving in foggy weather while a motorcycle cut ahead of it causing van driver to swerve.

The 52 year old driver, Suchart Aduman, who received minor injuries, explained that the fog was thick, making vision poor and the motorcycle cut in front of him very fast, so he decided to avoid it, veering over to the left side of the road and losing control. He then hit a lamp post.

“We were about to park at a gas station for a break but the accident happened just before we arrived. I’m very sorry and I apologise for what happened,” he said.

All the injured passengers have been sent to Thai Mueang Chaipat Hospital.

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