18 injured in Phitsanulok bus accident

Eighteen people were injured when a Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai tour bus skidded off the road and rammed into the foot of a roadside mountain in Nakhon Thai district of Phitsanulok province early on Sunday.

Pol Lt Khemrat Chaemthong, the duty officer of Ban Yaeng police station, said the accident occurred on Phitsanulok-Lom Sak road at about 1am after the right front tyre of the bus burst.

The Phu Luang tour bus was taking 30 passengers from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai.  

Seventeen passengers and the driver were injured while 13 other passengers were safe. Sixteen of the injured were admitted to Lom Sak Hospital, one to Camp Son Hospital and one to Phra Yuppharat Hospital in Muang district of Phitsanulok.

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