(CTN News) – This morning’s disaster of Special Express Train 13 was caused by water runoffs between the Kaeng Luang and Ban Pin stations in Phrae.
The runoff caused the train, which was headed from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, to derail at 5:48 a.m. There were three carriages destroyed in total: the engine, a luggage car, and a sleeping car.
According to the Bangkok Post, one passenger suffered minor injuries in the derailment and had to be transferred to another train to finish their journey.
Express Trains scheduled to travel today have been temporarily halted due to the incident. Here are the delayed and canceled trains:
- Train No 102 (Lamphun – Krung Thep Aphiwat)
- Train No 8 (Chiang Mai – Krung Thep Aphiwat)
- Train No 51 (Uttaradit – Chiang Mai)
In other train-related news, a 55-year-old man miraculously survived a train crash at the desolate Khlong Khwang Klan railroad station in Chachoengsao province.
After being hit by train number 849, he was propelled into a tunnel beneath the station’s platform.
Despite surviving the incident, the man suffered serious injuries, including a shattered leg and a laceration on his forehead. More information is available by clicking HERE.
In other news, an express train from Yala to Bangkok collided with a pickup truck. The automobile was severely damaged as a result of the accident, but the driver escaped the wreckage unscathed.
The railway authorities initially hurried to rescue the driver, anticipating him to be gravely hurt due to the vehicle’s condition. He was transported to the hospital despite showing no evidence of injuries.
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