Train slams into tour bus in Thailand killing three

Ruth Doherty


Train slams into tour bus in Thailand killing three
Train slams into tour bus in Thailand killing three



Three people have been killed and 30 others injured after a train hit a double decker bus at a railway crossing in Thailand.

The accident happened at around 7.30am at the crossing in tambon Ngiew Rai in the Nakhon Chaisi district on Sunday.

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The tourist bus was headed to Koh Samet in Rayong when it was hit on one side by the train, which was heading for Nam Tok railway station in Kanchanaburi, reports the Bangkok Post.

Footage of the incident was caught on camera and has been uploaded to YouTube.



The bus was taking a group of workers from a nearby factory on a holiday trip.

The driver of the bus was reportedly killed on the spot. The injured were separately admitted to Nakhon Chaisi Hospital, Phutthamonthon Hospital, Huay Phlu Hospital and Nakhon Pathom Hospital, and two of the injured later died.

According to the ABC News, Thailand's roads are the world's second most dangerous in terms of per capita deaths, with the World Health Organisation estimating about 24,000 people die each year in road traffic accidents in the country.




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