19 Dead in Tour Bus Crash in Saraburi

July 23, 2013
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Tragic news coming in of a major accident less than two hours ago between a tour bus, truck and a pick-up truck. The accident happened at about 4:30 a.m. and the latest news at 6 a.m. is that 19 people were killed including a 3-year old baby. A further 19 people were injured. The tour bus was on the Bangkok-Roi Et route when a truck crashed into it and the bus burst into flames at KM19 on the Mittraphap Road in Thap Kwang in Saraburi Province in Central Thailand. 18 died at the scene and one died in hospital.

In related news, 22 people were injured when a Bangkok-bound tour bus ran off the road and hit a bridge stanchion in Prachuap Khiri Khan province early on Monday. Follow @191Thailand for regular updates on serious accidents in Thailand.

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RT @fm91trafficpro: ภาพกรณีที่เกิดเหตุมิตรภาพ ขาเข้า กม.19ทับกวางจ.สระบุรี รถทัวร์ ชนกับรถเทนเลอร์เกิดเพลิงไหม้เสียชีวิตและบาดเจ็บหลายราย http://t.co/7RDrlTWJRm

RT @fm91trafficpro: 06.20 น.ศูนย์นเรนทรสรุปกรณีรถทัวร์ ชนกับ รถเทนเลอร์และรถทัวร์เกิดเพลิงไหม้ ถนนมิตรภาพ กม.19 ช่วงทับกวาง บาดเจ็บ 19 คน ผู้เสียชีวิต 19 คน

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RT @js100radio: 07.07น.ยังไม่เคลื่อนย้ายอุบัติฯถ.มิตรภาพ (เข้า) เสียชีวิต19คนบาดเจ็บ22คน(ขอบคุณรูปจากมูลนิธิปอเต็กตึ้ง สระบุรี) http://t.co/HItlbpL7UR

4 Responses to 19 Dead in Tour Bus Crash in Saraburi

  1. Sebastian
    July 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Here a list with names of the injured. Source: js100radio

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dtfeDMx9gdeY-j9DyfZsO03vXGWPpBUFJtVlfHAY998/pub

  2. July 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

    it was horrible news
    roads in Thailand seem to be so dangerous I don’t even consider traveling by road anywhere outside Bangkok
    I hope they will do something about it in coming years

  3. Thomas
    July 26, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Are these tour buses, or intercity transport buses? Sounds like more are the latter..?

    • Richard Barrow
      July 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

      The Thai word is “rot tour” and most are listed as going between major cities.

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