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Truck overturns, baby killed

Firefighters extinguish the burning trailer truck that had overturned on a hill road in Nidi district of Prachin Buri province early no Wednesday. A two-month-old child travelling in the truck was killed. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

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PRACHIN BURI: A two-month-old child was killed when a truck overturned and went up in flames on Wednesday.

The driver and his wife, the baby's parents, were seriously injured.  

The accident occurred about 12.30am while the trailer truck was on a winding downhill section on Highway 304 in a mountainous area.

Police, rescuers and a fire engine rushed to the scene  They helped the driver and his wife out of the burning vehicle. Both were seriously injured. Their baby, about two months old, was found dead in the truck's cabin.


The fire was put out in about 10 minutes.

Police were investigating the cause of the accident.

Vocabulary:

cabin : the area where passengers sit in an aircraft - ห้องคนโดยสารในเครื่องบิน

mountainous : having a lot of mountains -

rescuers (noun): people who save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต

trailer : a truck, or a container with wheels, that is pulled by another vehicle - รถพ่วง

truck : a lorry; a large road vehicle used for carrying goods - รถบรรทุก

winding : having a curving and twisting shape - เลี้ยวลด, อ้อมไปอ้อมมา, คดไปคดมา

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