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Cattle Truck in Phetchaburi, Thailand, Slams into Passenger Train, 3 Dead, 34 Injured

Three people died in the crash - the truck driver, a truck passenger and a monk who was a train passenger.

Three people died in the crash – the truck driver, a truck passenger and a monk who was a train passenger.

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PHETCHABURI – Three people have been killed and approximately 30 injured after a cattle truck crashed into the side of a passenger train just a few hours outside of Bangkok, authorities said.

The truck, which was carrying cattle, breached a barrier and hit the train in Phetchaburi province, south of the Bangkok this morning.


Three people were confirmed killed  and 34 people injured

Three people were confirmed killed  and 34 people injured


Mr Thanongsak Kongprasert, Deputy Governor of the State Railway of Thailand, said.“Five carriages were derailed and he received reports that three people were killed along with 20 to 30 passengers hospitalized”,

The heavily loaded truck was reported to have been speeding as it approached the crossing, and crashed through the lowered safety barrier into the side of the train.


Truck driver Lek Yodmoke, 43, was found dead in what remained of the driver's seat, and his passenger Somchai Arkham, 33, was found dead outside the vehicle

Truck driver Lek Yodmoke, 43, was found dead in what remained of the driver’s seat, and his passenger Somchai Arkham, 33, was found dead outside the vehicle


The truck driver was among the dead as well as two train passengers including a Buddhist monk, he said, adding that all train services to Thailand’s south have been suspended due to the damaged track.

It was not immediately clear why the truck driver slammed into the train.

A local police commander confirmed the toll on Thai television.

Local media ran footage of rescue workers pulling dazed passengers from derailed carriages, while dead cows were strewn across the track.

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