Sixteen people injured after pickup truck crashes into a baht bus in Thalang, Phuket

Thalang –

  Sixteen people have sustained injuries after a pickup truck crashed into the back of a baht bus (Song Taew) in Thalang, Phuket.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 4:37 A.M. this morning (December 11th) on Thep Kasattri Road in Sri Soonthorn sub-district.

They and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged baht bus on the central reservation crashed into a tree. A damaged pickup truck was nearby.

Sixteen people on the Baht Bus sustained injuries, 14 were Myanmar nationals and two were Thais. One unidentified Thai national had sustained severe injuries. They were all taken to hospitals on seven ambulances.

The Thalang Police are continuing their investigation to find the cause of the accident. An immediate statement on what circumstances led to the major wreck was not made by rescue workers or police at the scene.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.