2 Chinese tourists die in Patong hill bus crash

2 Chinese tourists die in Patong hill bus crash

Rescue workers at the scene of the bus crash in front of Wat Suwankhiriwong on Phra Baramee Road in Patong, Kathu district of Phuket, on Monday night. Two Chinese tourists were killed, one a young boy, and 24 other injured.(Photo by Achataya Chuenniran)
Rescue workers at the scene of the bus crash in front of Wat Suwankhiriwong on Phra Baramee Road in Patong, Kathu district of Phuket, on Monday night. Two Chinese tourists were killed, one a young boy, and 24 other injured.(Photo by Achataya Chuenniran)

PHUKET - Two Chinese tourists, one a 10-year-old boy, were killed and 24 others hurt when their tour bus ran off the road and overturned going down a hill road in Patong, Kathu district, late Monday night.

The bus was carrying 26 visitors. It crashed in front of Wat Suwankhiriwong on Phra Baramee Road in tambon Patong about 10.54pm on Monday, Mongkhol Raksawang, acting chief of the Phuket disaster prevention and mitigation office, said.

A Chinese boy, 10, identified later as Lyu Jie Rui, died at the scene. The 25 other injured  people were taken to four hospitals. One was later pronounced dead at Vachira Phuket Hospital, but was not identified.

Police were investigating.



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