Patong hill bus crash kills 2 Chinese tourists, injures 24

Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Patong_bus_crashA tour bus that had run off the road along a hilly region in Patong, Phuket claimed the lives of two Chinese tourists besides injuring 24 others.


The bus had later overturned while it was going down the hill road in Kathu district on Monday, late on Monday night.


The tour bus had been carrying 26 passengers. Suddenly, the bus overturned and crashed right in front of Wat Suwankhiriwong on Phra Baramee Road around 10.45 p.m. on Monday according to the acting chief of the Phuket disaster prevention and mitigation office, named Mongkhol Raksawang.


A Chinese boy, aged about 10 who was later identified as Lyu Jie Rui, died at the scene.


The other 24 people who had been injured were all taken to four hospitals. One of them was later pronounced dead at Vachira Phuket Hospital, but was not identified. Currently, police are investigating the incident.


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