Bangkok-bound tour bus plunges into gorge killing 18 people

Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016

bangkok-bound-tour-bus-plungesA bus fell into a 70-metre deep gorge in northern Thailand killing at least 18 people, all retired employees, and injuring 20 others, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reports.

 

The Bangkok-bound tour bus, carrying 36 retirees of a telecom company returning from holiday along with the bus driver and a bus assistant, was travelling from Phrae when it ran off the winding downhill road and fell into the deep ravine at tambon Ban.

 

The bus, operated by state-run Transport Company, was hired to take the 36 retirees on a holiday in the northern province of Uttradit.

 

The driver, who was apparently not familiar with the road, is believed to have jumped from the bus before it plunged off the road into the ravine, police said.

 

Rescuers used ropes to lift the injured and dead from the wreckage.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 mice-arabia 18
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 10 miceforum 18
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com