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At least six killed in bus accident in Thailand

BANGKOK (BERNAMA) – At least six passengers were killed and 24 others injured, including 10 in critical condition, in an accident where a double-decker tour bus hit a U-turn bridge in Saraburi province on Saturday.

In the 2.40pm accident, the 31-year-old bus driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle and hit a pillar of the U-turn bridge at Mittraphap Road, in the central province of Saraburi, about 110 kilometres from Bangkok.

President of Transport Company Limited Dr Sanlak Panwattanalikit said the bus was ferrying 34 passengers from Roi Et in northeastern Thailand and was heading to Bangkok.

“The police will conduct a thorough probe of the accident,” he said.

All injured passengers were rushed to Saraburi Hospital and two nearby hospitals in the province for further treatment, he added.

Local volunteers rushed to the scene found many passengers trapped in the bus and seeking for help.