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One passenger was killed and 28 injured when the tour bus they were travelling on flipped and fell into a ditch in Ao Luek in Krabi last night.
At 10:30pm the Nopparat Centre in Krabi was called to the scene of an accident where a tour bus travelling from Phuket to Krabi crashed and landed on its side in a ditch on Petkasem Rd at Baan Lhumtong in Ao Luek.
Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene where they found the Sungai Koluk-Phuket tour bus lying on its side in a ditch with many injured passengers trapped inside.
The body of a woman passenger was found trapped under the wreckage. A crane was used to lift the wrecked bus so that the body could be removed. The body was taken to hospital.
Rescue workers also took the 28 injured passengers to Ao Luekand Krabi hospitals.
Police are currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.
In a separate incident a Finnish man was killed instantly this morning (May 16) when a Honda CRV smashed into him while he was crossing a road in Rawai.
At 4am, Chalong police were called to the scene of an incident where a Honda CRV had hit a pedestrian on Patak Rd in Rawai.
Police and Ruamjai Kupai rescue workers arrived at the scene, near Moo Baan Patak Villa, to find the body Swedish man (name withheld until he family has been notified) lying in a pool of blood. He had suffered a broken neck. Police found a credit card in the victim’s pocket.
20 metres away, Phuket registered Honda CRV with its front damaged. The driver was waiting for police to arrive.
Witness said the victim had visited a friend in the area and when he ran across the road a Honda came at high speed from Chalong circle heading towards Karon and slammed into the victim.
The body of the victim was taken to Vachira hospital.
Police are contacting with the Finnish embassy and working on notifying the victim’s family.
Police took the driver of the vehicle to Chalong police station for questioning before charging him with reckless driving causing death.