10 tourists injured as bus plunges into roadside ditch

The bus developed brake failure and crashed into two cars before plunging into a roadside ditch
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A tour bus driver and 10 Chinese tourists, including a two-month pregnant woman, were injured when their bus developed brake failure and crashed into two cars before plunging into a roadside ditch at the foot of Wat Phra Thart Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai on Monday.

There were altogether 32 Chinese tourists on the bus at the time of the accident at about 4.15 pm. All the injured were later taken by police and rescue workers to Maharaj Chiang Mai hospital for first-aid treatment.

The 38-year old bus driver, Mr Chavalit, was later escorted by police to Phuping police station for questioning.

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