Chiang Mai Bound Express Train Derails in Uttaradit


Thai spirit houses next to the track just outside the portal of Khun Tan tunnel

Thai spirit houses next to the track just outside the portal of Khun Tan tunnel


UTTARADITAn express train derailed on Saturday in a 382m-long tunnel while heading for northern Thai tourist town of Chiang Mai with 415 passengers on board, many of them foreigners.

Nobody was hurt in the accident at 3 am (local time) which has blocked all Bangkok- and Chiang Mai-bound trains. The Chiang Mai-bound special express train derailed in the 382m-long tunnel between Ban Pang Ton Phueng station in Muang district of Uttaradit province and Huay Rai station of Phrae’s Den Chai district, Poonsawat Im-emchai, the chief of Sila-at railway station, said.

Several buses were arranged for the passengers to proceed with their trips to Chiang Mai and other destinations. Deteriorated condition of the rail tracks was believed to cause the derailment, Bangkok Post said.

On June 17, a Bangkok-Chiang Mai express train had derailed and more than 30 passengers were injured when their Bangkok-Chiang Mai special express train derailed in Den Chai district of Phrae province in the northern Thailand



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