People Dead In Thailand Collision

20 people were killed and more than 50 injured in Thailand Sunday when a train crashed into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony.

The morning collision, around 60 kilometers east of the capital, Bangkok, toppled the bus and sheared off part of its roof.



More than 50 passengers were rushed to nearby medical facilities for treatment, said by provincial hospital director Sombat Chutimanukul.

“10 of them are in critical condition and eight remain under observation” out of the 23 admitted to the hospital, she told reporters also.

Late afternoon, more than 20 passengers who had sustained mild injuries were sent home, said by one of the local police. The death toll is at 20, told AFP adding that the investigation on the cause of the accident is ongoing.

The Footage shared by  government department showed the bus edging from the road onto train tracks before a blue cargo train slammed into its side.



Pitchitra Thongwichit said that he was cut in fear when I saw the crash. All the passengers were moaning and crying for help. Three cranes were brought in the afternoon to lift the bus off the tracks so that police could better assess the carnage. The travel throughout the kingdom has been thrown into disarray by a big storm hitting the region, leaving roads in poor conditions and some provinces deluged in shin high floods.

Many deadly accidents are common in Thailand, which regularly tops lists of the world’s most lethal roads, speeding, drunk drivers and weak law enforcement all contributing factors.



Majority of the victims are motorcyclists, bus crashes involving groups of tourists and migrant laborer's often grab headlines.

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