Fourteen dead and more than 30 injured after bus crashes in western Thailand

5 December 2023, 06:24

Thailand Bus Crash
Thailand Bus Crash. Picture: PA

Police said most victims were Thai and a few were Burmese.

A bus crashed in western Thailand early on Tuesday, killing 14 people and injuring more than 30 others, officials said.

The accident occurred in Prachuap Khiri Khan province as the bus was traveling from the capital, Bangkok, to Songkhla province in the deep south.

It was carrying 49 people when it ran off the road and hit a tree near Hat Wanakorn National Park, a local police official said.

Prachuap Khiri Khan province is located on a coastal stretch between the Gulf of Thailand and Myanmar.

“We presume the driver might have fallen asleep,” said Police Colonel Weerapat Ketesa, the superintendent of the Huay Yang Police Station, adding that officials were waiting for the result of a blood test on the driver, who survived the accident.

Police were still investigating what caused the crash, he said.

Police said most victims were Thai and a few were Burmese.

Some 35 people were being treated for injuries at local hospitals, according to the Sawang Rungrueang Rescue Foundation.

By Press Association

Latest World News

See more Latest World News

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron

Germany and Poland rule out troops for Ukraine as Kremlin warns of wider war

Poland farmers' protest

Thousands of farmers protest in Warsaw over EU’s environmental policies

Oleg Orlov

Moscow court jails human rights activist for 30 months for Ukraine war criticism

Pakistan Politics

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan and wife plead not guilty in corruption case

Germany Red Army Faction

German left-wing militant arrested after more than 30 years on the run

Arsenal wished Olsson, who has won 47 caps for his country, a "full and speedy recovery" on social media.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder, 28, rushed to hospital with 'acute brain disease' after collapsing at home

Israel Palestinians

Israel ready to halt war during Ramadan if hostage deal reached, says Biden

Jens Stoltenberg

Nato chief says alliance has no plans to send troops to Ukraine

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s father accused of punching photographer in the face in Sydney

Taylor Swift's father Scott Swift, 71, has been accused of assaulting a photographer

Taylor Swift's father Scott accused of ‘punching’ photographer ‘in the chops’

Australia Double Fatality

Police asked not to march at Sydney Mardi Gras parade after alleged murders

Couple Luke Davies and Jesse Baird had not been seen since Monday last week

Body of TV presenter Jesse Baird and boyfriend found ‘hidden under rocks’ in rural town 100 miles from Sydney

Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Sean Combs

Music producer accuses Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs of sexual misconduct

Emmanuel Macron

Putting Western troops on the ground in Ukraine not ‘ruled out’, says Macron

Israel Palestinians

Biden ‘hopes Hamas ceasefire and hostage deal can take effect by next Monday’

Secretary of State for the Home Department James Cleverly

West must 'help people thrive in their own countries' to tackle migrant crisis, James Cleverly says