Tour bus runs into Phuket home (pix)
- Published: 5/06/2013 at 10:43 AM
- Online news:
A bus carrying Russian tourists ran off the road and crashed into a house on a downhill route in Kathu district of Phuket on Tuesday evening, causing slight injuries to five passengers, police said.
After the accident in which a bus carrying Russian tourists ran off the road and crashed into a house. Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran.
The police and rescue workers called to the accident on Kathu-Patong Road found an air-conditioned coach operated by Pegas Touristic (Thailand) crashed into the ground floor of a house at the foot of Patong hill near Wat Suwan Kiriwongse.
Pol Lt Col Jongserm Preecha, an investigator at Kathu Police Station, said five Russian tourists, three men and two women were sent to hospital for treatment of slight injuries.
There were a total of 39 Russian tourists on the bus.
Thitiporn Kingkoh, 35, the house owner, said she was resting on the second floor and saw the coach crash through the fence and then run into the first floor wall of her house.
Bus driver Phuang Saengsrikaew, 58, said he was taking the tourists to a hotel in Patong Beach when the brakes failed on the downhill road. He decided to veer to the left and hit the house, instead of running into other vehicles or people on the road.
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