Cargo container crushes woman

Cargo container crushes woman

Rescue workers and police at the crash scene on Rojana Road in Uthai district, Ayutthaya, early on Monday morning. (Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao)
Rescue workers and police at the crash scene on Rojana Road in Uthai district, Ayutthaya, early on Monday morning. (Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao)

AYUTTHAYA: A cargo container fell from a trailer truck and crushed a woman to death on Rojana Road in tambon Khan Ham of Uthai district about 2.30am on Monday.

Police said the container, holding about 20 tonnes of fertiliser, fell from a 22-wheel truck registered in Ayutthaya. It killed Radeepat Konnak, 34, who was standing beside her parked car, crushing her vehicle and one other, both registered in Bangkok.

The dead woman's friend, Kochapan Udomchaiprasertkul, 22, said Radeepat would have celebrated her birthday on Tuesday.

Truck driver Suban Phoson, 49, said he was making a delivery to Nakhon Luang district. He had swerved to avoid a fast moving car that was entering the road. The sudden change of direction caused the container to topple off the back of the truck, even though he had locked it down to the bed, he said. 


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