AYUTTHAYA: Four people were burnt to death in a Bangkok-bound SUV that overturned while carrying migrant workers past Bang Pa-in district at 12.20am on Thursday.
The incident happened on Highway 32 in front of Chiang Rak Noi School in tambon Chiang Rak Noi. The SsangYong Musso SUV, registered in Bangkok, flipped over and went up in flames shortly after residents had heard an explosion.
Six severely injured migrants, comprising three men and three women, managed to escape from the vehicle just before the explosion. They were taken to Wang Noi and Bang Pa-in hospitals.
Four others, including three migrant women and a Thai male driver, died in the fire that engulfed the vehicle.
All of the migrants from Myanmar had illegally entered Thailand, according to reports.
Police assumed the driver was speeding and lost control of the SUV at the location adjacent to Phahonyothin Highway. Witnesses also reported hearing screeching sounds followed by a loud bang.