Tour Bus Crashes in Hillside Killing Driver and Injuring 20 Passengers in Kanchaburi Province

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Rescue workers help injured passengers from the tour bus that crashed in a hillside at Tabtao curve in Si Sawat district of Kanchaburi province on Friday morning. The bus driver was killed and 22 passengers injured. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
Rescue workers help injured passengers from the tour bus that crashed in a hillside at Tabtao curve in Si Sawat district of Kanchaburi province  (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
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KANCHANABURI – A tour bus driver was killed and 20 other passengers were injured, three of them seriously after the vehicle hit a concrete barrier and crashed into a mountain near the Srinakharind dam in Kanchanaburi Province.

The accident occurred on the Srinakharind-Sisawat road in Sisawat district as the tour bus carrying a group of about 20 tourists from Sing Buri was descending from the mountain.

Sisawat district police suspected that the driver, Mr Supachai Sukchoen, might not be familiar with the route causing the bus to hit the roadside barrier before crashing into the mountain wall as he tried unsuccessfully to negotiate the downhill descent.

The driver was crushed to death behind the steering wheel.

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