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A cycling mini-marathon involving several hundred cyclists is supposed to be a fun-filled affair. But a cycling event last Sunday, organised by Kasetsart University's Kamphaeng Saen campus, ended in tragedy when a pickup truck rammed into the cyclists, causing one death and several injuries. 

Eye-witnesses said the pickup truck driver was racing with another driver on Saeng Chuto Road in Kanchanaburi and lost control of the vehicle when he tried to avoid an oncoming car, swerving into the cyclists in the left lane.

The tragic death of a cyclist was among several deadly bike accidents over the past few months. Many have occurred the same way. One involved a speeding vehicle which crashed into a group of cyclists in Royal Park Rachapruek in Chiang Mai.

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