Train derails after warmup
- Published: 27 Jul 2013 at 14.59
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SA KAEO - An Aranyaprathet-Bangkok train derailed on Saturday morning after the driver started the engine to warm it up but forgot to put chocks in place to stop the wheels from moving.
The four-carriage train was scheduled to leave Aranyaprathet at 6.40am. About 10 minutes prior to the departure time, the driver started the engine. About 30 passengers had boarded the train.
The engine vibration caused the train to move backward slowly before it began to gather speed. It travelled for more than one kilometre along an unused track leading to the Rong Klua market and the Cambodian border. Finally it hit a tree and stopped at the road near the entrance of Kanchanapisek Park, according to Chakaphan Samrit, an officer with State Railway of Thailand.
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