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Truck Accident Kills 4, Injures 16 in Prachin Buri Province

Spectators walk past the wreckage of cars swept off Highway 304 by a runaway trailer in Prachin Buri on Saturday evening. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

Spectators walk past the wreckage of cars swept off Highway 304 by a runaway trailer in Prachin Buri on Saturday evening. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

PRACHIN BURI – Four people have been killed and 16 others injured when a trailer truck crashed into six other vehicles in eastern Thailand’s Prachin Buri province in the early hours of Sunday.

The accident occurred in Nadi district at 2 a.m. local time when the 18-wheeler trailer truck heading downhill rammed into three vans, a car, a pick-up truck and a motorcycle which were running in an opposite direction, Tipol Wadsungnoen, a duty police officer in the district, was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying.

The driver of the trailer truck, which was then fully loaded with cassava roots, was believed to have lost control over the vehicle after the brake failed, according to preliminary investigation.

The Bangkok Post Reported Three people were killed instantly and one succumbed to injuries on the way to Na Di Hospital. Most of the 15 injured people were passengers in the vans. They were treated at Na Di and Kabin Buri hospitals

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