20 killed on temple journey in Thailand as bus, practice collide | Asia Information
20 killed on temple journey in Thailand as bus, practice collide
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 17:13
Investigators work by the wreckage of an overturned bus concerned in a lethal collision with a practice subsequent to Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station in Chachoengsao province, east of the Thai capital Bangkok, on October 11, 2020.
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BANGKOK – A bus heading to a Buddhist temple collided with a practice in central Thailand on Sunday, killing a minimum of 20 folks lifeless and injuring 30, authorities mentioned.
The accident came about at 8:05 am (0105 GMT) close to the Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station 63 km (40 miles) east of Bangkok, mentioned Maitree Tritilanon, governor of Chachoengsao province, the place the crash occurred.
A tour bus carrying some 60 manufacturing facility staff on their strategy to a Buddhist ceremony at a temple was crossing a railway observe when it was hit by a freight practice headed to the capital from the east of the nation
A tour bus carrying some 60 manufacturing facility staff on their strategy to a Buddhist ceremony at a temple was crossing a railway observe when it was hit by a freight practice headed to the capital from the east of the nation.
The bus was flipped on its aspect its aspect and the highest ripped off, with particles and metallic scattered across the accident space, pictures from rescue staff confirmed. The practice remained on the rails.
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Governor Maitree mentioned the crossing has an alarm however does no barrier to dam site visitors when a practice is coming. He mentioned the province will set up velocity bumps and obstacles in addition to lower down timber close to the crossing to enhance visibility.
“Let this case be a lesson, and we’ll make enhancements at dangerous spots so such accidents won’t happen once more,” Maitree mentioned in an announcement.
Thailand’s roads rank among the many world’s deadliest, in accordance with the World Well being Group. The bus passengers had been touring from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chachoengsao for a merit-making ceremony.
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