Two killed in Phetchabun accident

Two killed in Phetchabun accident

A pick-up truck flipped over while running downhill in Lom Kao district of Phetchabun province on Sunday. (Photo by Soonthorn Kongwarakom)
A pick-up truck flipped over while running downhill in Lom Kao district of Phetchabun province on Sunday. (Photo by Soonthorn Kongwarakom)

PHETCHABUN: A woman and a child were killed and the driver injured after a pick-up loaded with vegetables overturned while running downhill in Lom Kao district of this central northern province on Sunday morning, according to a police report.

The accident occurred at about 5.30am at kilometre marker 1 near Cho Wo village on the road to Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park while the pick-up was delivering vegetables from Phu Thap Boek to a vegetable market in Lom Kao district.

The pick-up skidded off the road, rammed into a roadside railing and overturned while running downhill, scattering vegetables all over the road. A woman and a child were killed and the driver injured. The three, who were not immediately identified, were members of a Hmong family. 

The injured were admitted to Lom Kao Hospital.

Almost there hours later, at about 8.10am, a car also running downhill from Phu Thap Boek slid off the same road at a bend at kilometre marker 7, rammed into a pile of dirt and overturned. Two tourists in the car, including the driver, sustained minor injuries.


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