Tour bus overturns in Thailand, 15 injured

Fifteen passengers were injured when a double-decker air-conditioned tour bus heading from Bangkok to Phuket overturned in Khirirat Nikhom district of this southern province on Sunday morning, police said.

The accident occurred at about 4.15am at kilometre marker 45 near Ban Khlong Khan in tambon Tham Niap.

Uthai Somkantha, 30, the tour bus driver, said the bus left Bangkok at 7pm on Saturday with 29 passengers, heading for Phuket.

At Ban Khlong Khan, he lost control of the bus at a sharp curve because the road was wet and slippery, causing the vehicle to overturn and lie on one side.

Fifteen passengers were injured and admitted to Khirirat Nikhom Hospital.

Seven of them were later transferred to Surat Thani Hospital and four to Phuket Hospital, while the other four were released. – Bangkok Post

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