RATCHABURI – Twenty-two people were injured when their tour bus overturned in a ditch in Ratchaburi’s Photharam district on Thursday afternoon, there were 34 people on board.
Pol Lt Pradit Khongprem, a duty officer at Photharam police station said the coach was returning from Damnoen Saduak floating market when the driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle, careering into the ditch.
Police and rescue workers found many tourists trapped in the overturned coach but all were rescued.
The injured passengers and the injured Thai driver were rushed to Photharam Hospital.
Vorachot Kraisri, the driver of another tour bus, told police there were four coaches taking over 100 Sri Lankans to the floating market in Damnoen Saduak district.
The buses were heading to Nakhon Pathom when the one driven by Boonma Nachaikham crashed.
Mr Boonma, 38, tried to overtake a 10-wheeled truck and veered off the road, said Mr Vorachot, whose bus was following immediately behind.
Mr Vorachot stopped to assist victims and alert police.
Ratchaburi Governor Surapol Sawaengsak rushed to the scene and ordered officials to take good care of the injured tourists. He arranged vans to take the unhurt tourists to their destination.