Bus plunges off road by Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai; 4 hurt
published : 22 Jan 2018 at 20:14
writer: Cheewin Sattha
CHIANG MAI: Four people - including a pregnant woman - were injured when a bus carrying Chinese tourists plunged off the steep, winding road just below Doi Suthep temple in Muang district on Monday evening.
The white coach operated by Siam IT Tour Co, a company registered in the northern province, had just picked up 32 Chinese tourists from well-known Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
About 50 metres downhill from the pickup spot, the vehicle slammed into two parked vehicles, plunged off the roadway, and hit a tree behind a house before stopping.
Four tourists were injured, including a three-month pregnant woman. They were sent to the hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
Chavalit Thola, the 38-year-old bus driver, was in shock following the accident and was unable to answer police questions immediately.