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Nine killed in fiery 'danger day' smash

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Nine people were killed and 12 others injured when a passenger van ran off the road in Chanthaburi province yesterday, the first day of the Songkran "seven days of danger". 

The van was carrying 20 Cambodian passengers from Rayong to the Ban Laem border checkpoint in Phong Namron district when it crashed on a bend on Sukhumvit Road in tambon Thung Benja of Tha Mai district about 7.10am.

The van hit a tree and burst into flames when its gas fuel cylinders ruptured.

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