Firefighter killed near Pai

A firefighter was killed and seven others injured when a truck carrying 15 firefighters from Chachoengsao tumbled into a canyon at Km 81 of the Chiang Mai-Pai road on Saturday afternoon.

Peera Chuaybamrung, head of the Mae Sariang Forest Fire Control Unit, said the firefighters had been travelling north to help put out brushfires that have been breaking out in Mae Hong Son.

The injured firefighters were taken to Pai district hospital, he added.

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