Bus on school trip crashes, 30 injured

Bus on school trip crashes, 30 injured

The crashed bus rests in a ditch after running off the road in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi, injuring about 30 people, on Thursday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
The crashed bus rests in a ditch after running off the road in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi, injuring about 30 people, on Thursday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)

About 30 people were injured, one seriously, when a bus taking students on a school trip ran off the road in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi province on Thursday.

The Kanchanaburi rescue network said the bus was going down an incline. The driver lost control and it plunged 10 metres off the road before coming to a stop in a ditch.

Most of the injured were students. They were taken to Sai Yok district hospital. Their injuries were not serious.

The Kanchanaburi Accident News Facebook account said one person was seriously hurt and was transferred to Paholpol Payuha Sena Hospital in Muang district.

The bus was one of several taking Prathom 2-5 (Grade 2-5) pupils and teachers of Wat Pokasam School in U Thong district of Suphan Buri to Sai Yok. Their parents were also on the trip.

Sai Yok police chief Pol Col Wanchai Orn-laor said police were investigating the cause of the accident. The driver was identified as Vitoon Padoungrojvit.


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