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Passenger Bus Crashes into House in Eastern Thailand, 18 People Injured

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SA KAEO – Eighteen people where hurt when a bus lost control and ran into a house before it came to a halt in Watthana Nakhon district of Sa Kaeo Province, 200Km’s east of Bangkok on Friday.

The double-Decker bus was traveling from Bangkok to the Cambodian border with 19 people aboard when it veered off the road and struck a house being used as the office of a construction firm at 8.40am, said Pol Lt Col Somchai Yura, a duty officer with the Watthana Nakhon police.

A bus attendant identified only as Dew told police that the bus was clipped in the front by a lorry that was trying to overtake it. Bus driver Daeng Hekhunthod said hecould not control the Bus and it went off the road and the house.

No occupants of the home were injured and all those injured bus passengers were taken to Watthana Nakhon Hospital.

Passenger Pornsri Longphae said she was sleeping and woke up after seeing the bus was off balance. All of the passengers were thrust to the left side of the passenger compartment after the bus lost control, she added.

The passengers were traveling to shop at the Rong Kluea market and some intended to cross the border to casinos in Poipet, Cambodia.

By Sawat Ketngam
Bangkok Post