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20 passengers injured in a tour bus accident

About 20 passengers of a Transport Company’s tour bus bound for Phrae province from Bangkok were injured when the bus overturned after the driver reportedly tried to avoid a head-on collision with two racing motorcycles.

The accident took place about 2 am on Monday on a detour route near Wat Wang Hin, Tambon Chomthong, Muang district of Phitsanuloke.

tour bus accident thailandAll the passengers were later rushed to Ruam Paet and Inter Vechakarn hospitals in Phitsanuloke for medical treatment.

One of the passengers, Mrs Charuwan Rattananont, said she felt the bus shaking before it ploughed into a ditch in the middle of the road and turned one side up.

The driver, 43-year old Mr Apichai Saowakhon, claimed that he saw two racing motorcycles were heading toward his direction and decided to make a sudden swerve to avoid hitting the motorcycles. However, the road there was under repairs and made it difficult for him to control the bus resulting it to lose control and plunge into the ditch.

However, police said that they had to question the passengers first and would subject the driver to breathalyzer to find out whether he was drunk while driving or not.

Thai PBS

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