Car crashes head-on into passenger van

Car crashes head-on into passenger van

The wrecked passenger van that was hit by a car in Watthana Nakhon district of Sa Kaeo province on Thursday morning. The crash claimed at least five lives. (Photo by Sawat Ketngam)
The wrecked passenger van that was hit by a car in Watthana Nakhon district of Sa Kaeo province on Thursday morning. The crash claimed at least five lives. (Photo by Sawat Ketngam)

SA KAEO: Several passengers were killed and others injured when a car hit a public van head-on in Watthana Nakhon district on Thursday morning.

The fatal crash was reported about 10.50am on Suwannasorn Road, opposite wat Nong Jik, in tambon Watthana Nakhon, Pol Lt Col Bunnak Trachoo, investigation officer at Watthana Nakhon, said.

The driver of a black Toyota car with Sa Kaeo licence plates lost control and crashed head-on into a loaded passenger van with Bangkok registration. Most of the victims were Cambodian nationals.

Car driver Chaiwat Saithong was hurt. Van driver Theerapong Suphorthong was among those killed.

Two men and two women died on the spot, and a fifth victim later died in hospital. Seven others, including two children, were being treated for injuries at Wattana Nakhon Hospital. 

Witnesses said the car was travelling from the direction of Aranyaprathet and suddenly veered cross the road and hit the on-coming van head-on.

However, traffic radio FM 100 reported that six van passengers were killed and six hurt. 

Below: Rescue workers at the scene of the crash in Watthana Nakhon district of Sa Kaeo on Thursday morning. Traffic radio FM91 reported six passengers died and six were injured. (Photo taken from Trafficpro FM91 Facebook page)


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