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12 Tourists Injured in Koh Samui Bus Accident, Driver Flees Scene



A pickup truck had been converted into a sightseeing bus

A pickup truck had been converted into a sightseeing bus


KOH SAMUIAt least 12 tourists believed to be from Romania and Hungary were injured after their tour bus veered off a road on the island of Koh Samui. One of the tourists is in critical condition, according to medical workers at Koh Samui Hospital.

The Samui Times reported that the incident took place yesterday afternoon a hilly road near Na Nim waterfall in Mueang district.  Police say the vehicle, a large pick-up truck converted into a sightseeing car, was chartered by a company called “Funny Day Safari” to take the tourists to visit Na Nim waterfall.

Niran Klodsuwan, an eyewitness, told Khoasod he saw the vehicle driving “at a high-speeds” before it veered off a bend in the road.

“Some tourists flew out of the bus because of the impact,” Niran said.

Police are searching for the the 29 year old driver who fled from the scene of the accident according to news reports.

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