Another reason to take the train.
The driver lost control of the first-class, air-conditioned Transport Co. Ltd vehicle and it crashed into an electric power transmission pole on Surat Thani-Nakhon Si Thammarat Road in Kanchanadit district.
Ten people including the driver and Amit Jain, an Indian, were killed in the crash. Five bodies were unidentified and were sent for autopsies at Surat Thani Hospital.
Another 17 persons including Thais and foreigners were injured and are being treated in local hospitals.
The bus carried 24 passengers, the driver and two bus attendants, leaving Bangkok at 7.50 pm on Monday en route to Phangan Island in the southern province of Surat Thani.
According to the initial investigation, the front right tire burst, causing the driver to lose control and the bus hit the electric pole at full speed.
Electric transmission wires were ripped apart and gas was leaking from the disabled bus. Local authorities cut the electricity, while a responding fire truck stood by at the crash site. (MCOT online news)
4 more years!
Unfortunately for the rescue guys the backpacks had already been pilfered by the staff.
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
I got you to reply.
Got a feeling you will again too. Won't you?
^ Surely you can troll better than that?
2.5/10 if I'm feeling generous.
Ratchaburi is huge in the bus building industry; the tambon I live in and most of the ones in the area have bus companies.
I'm appalled at how skimpy the frames for the skin and the entire upper (from the main frame up) structure construction seems. It appears to be 1" square steel tubing. I've never seen the construction of a Greyhound or Trailways bus in the states, so I have no idea if their construction is comparable.
In any event; I no longer use Thai public or private transportation (vans & busses).
I feel much safer driving myself.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē