A rail trip by State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Prapat Chongsanguan to show off the safety of the reopened northern track, following major repairs after a spate of derailments, instead became a huge embarassment on Monday when the train carrying him derailed in Lamphun.
A train carrying railway chief Prapat Chongsanguan jumps off the track on Monday. (State Railway of Thailand Photo)
The Nakhon Ping express train bound for Chiang Mai jumped off the track shortly before arriving at Lamphun station at 9.30am.
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