Nine Year Old Girl Dies in Tragic Bus Crash in Mae Chan, Chiang Rai

Nine Year Old Girl Dies in Tragic Bus Crash in Mae Chan, Chiang Rai
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CHIANG RAI – A Tour bus carrying 45 Students and 15 teachers has crashed in Mae Chan leaving a 9-year-old student dead and 25 students aged 4-11 years old injured.

The accident happened near an intersection at Ban Nonghor in Tambon Mae  Chan of Mae Chan district.

The Students and teachers are from Serm Ngarm school in Serm Ngarm district of  Lampang  and were on an educational tour to Chiang Rai on a chartered bus from Chiang Mai.

The driver, identified as Manas Mooneye said the buses brakes failed at the intersection on Phaholyothin road, to avoid ramming into the stopped cars, he swerved to the right immediately causing the bus to flip and crash into a mini van on the opposite side of the road.

25 students and including the driver were injured, two seriously, nine Year old  Wadikan Chuajedton sadly succumbed to her injuries.

The driver was detained for reckless driving, police said.

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