Girl killed in horror smash
PHUKET: A nine-year-old girl student has died in a car accident near Chalong Temple with five others badly injured, reports said on Thursday.
- Published: 29/11/2012 at 07:30 PM
- Newspaper section: news
The body of Gimmaree Rittiardarachani was found on the ground with fatal injuries to her head after she was thrown from a pickup truck, according to the police.
Police said a transit van driven by Magisan Samare, 28, collided with Nipon Gengin’s pickup truck, which was full of students, as he was heading to Karon Beach from central Phuket.
Rescue teams took hours using cutting machines to remove the two drivers from the wreckage as well as passengers from the vehicles.
The two drivers and three passengers in the pickup truck, Goonsatri Gengin, 8, Pratip Pengsakul, 15, and Oiytip Sanguantip, 13, were rushed to hospital.
Police are investigating reports that allege Mr Magisan was driving recklessly because he was in a rush to pick up tourists.
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