Ten Italians injured as bus leaves road

Ten Italians injured as bus leaves road

LAMPANG: Ten Italian tourists were injured, one of them seriously, after their inter-provincial bus skidded off a road and landed on its side in Mae Tha district yesterday.

Lampang and Mae Tha volunteer rescue units said the bus from Sukhothai to Lampang had 11 Italian tourists on board when it veered off Highway 11 at 3.45pm.

They said all 10 injured, including one woman in a serious condition, were sent to Lampang Hospital in Muang district.

Rescuers quoted the passengers as saying the bus skidded off the road in heavy rain as it descended a hill.

The names and hometowns of the bus driver or the tourists were not available as of press time.

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