Train hits bus at railway crossing, killing 3, injuring 30

Train hits bus at railway crossing, killing 3, injuring 30

NAKHON PATHOM -- Three people were killed and about 30 others injured after a train hit a double-decker bus at a railway crossing in tambon Ngiew Rai in Nakhon Chaisi district on Sunday, media reports said.

The accident occurred at about 7.30am when the bus loaded with tourists heading to Koh Samet in Rayong was hit on one side by the train which was heading for Nam Tok railway station in Kanchanaburi.

The driver of the bus was reportedly killed on the spot and about 30 of the passengers were injured.  The injured were separately admitted to Nakhon Chaisi Hospital, Phutthamonthon Hospital, Huay Phlu Hospital and Nakhon Pathom Hospital. Two of the injured died later.

Police are still to determine how the accident occurred.

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