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Three students dead, 19 injured in nighttime smash on Lampang hill

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Three students dead, 19 injured in nighttime smash on Lampang hill | Samui Times

Three young students were killed and many were injured – six seriously – when a minivan collided with the back of a ten wheel truck in the early hours of this morning.

Three students dead, 19 injured in nighttime smash on Lampang hill | News by Samui Times

The accident happened on Doi Tat on Route 1, the Pahonyothin Road from Lampang to Bangkok at KM markers 671-672.

Koh Kha police found a destroyed van with Chiang Mai plates with three young women aged about 17-20 dead.

The 34 year old driver and 13 other passengers were taken to hospital. Six of these in a serious condition were transferred to Lampang Hospital. 

A ten wheel truck carrying corn was at the scene with damage to its rear. The 56 year old driver said he had been going along normally in the far left lane when he saw lights behind him then heard a loud noise as he was hit in the rear. 

Also at the scene was an MG with a damaged front. The driver was covered in white house paint. 

He said that he and his wife and three young sons had been travelling to Bangkok when they came on the accident scene. In trying to avoid the crashed van he hit a barrier. 

The paint was in his car, part of a number of household items as they were moving house to Bangkok. All the occupants of the MG were only slightly injured. 

Police said that there were a total of 17 technology students and driver in the van that was on its way from Moo Ban Khru Lamphun to Bangkok to pick up bursaries. 

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Thai Visa /  Thai Rath

Three students dead, 19 injured in nighttime smash on Lampang hill | News by Samui Times
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