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Husband, Wife Killed After Their Pickup Collides With Express Train

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PHETCHABURI – A Thai couple has killed after a train collided with their pickup truck in Thailand’s western province of Phetchaburi early Friday morning.

The tragic accident occurred when the husband, Mana Thapkaew, was driving his truck to take his wife, Wasana Moedee, to a bus station Friday morning.

After leaving their house, just 300 meters from the rail track, Mana apparently was not aware of the approaching express train as he was crossing the track, Phetchaburi police said.

After the initial collision, the Bangkok-Yala express train skidded on the track for another 50 meters while the pick-up truck was ravaged and spun off the rail track.

Both of them were instantly killed, police said

Despite being a main passageway for commuters in Tha Rap town, the railroad crossing has no traffic barrier.