EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Bus crash, fire kills 21 migrant workers

TAK: A bus loaded with Myanmar workers crashed and burned in Tak province this morning (Mar 30), killing 21 passengers.

accidentsdeathdisastersimmigrationMyanmarpolicetransport
By Bangkok Post

Friday 30 March 2018, 08:43AM


The burnt-out bus sits at the side of the road after firemen extinguished the fire. Photo: Assawin Pinitwong

The burnt-out bus sits at the side of the road after firemen extinguished the fire. Photo: Assawin Pinitwong

Another 27 of the passengers managed to escape the inferno, but were injured and taken the hospital. Their condition was unknown.

Reports from Tak province said the chartered bus was carrying about 50 Myanmar workers from Mae Sot province to the Nava Nakorn Industrial Zone in Pathum Thani after they had completed registration of their work permits.

The migrants were among thousands who successfully completed lengthy, difficult work-permit registration at the Labour Ministry.

The accident occurred at Kilometre 60 on Highway 12, at the Taksin Maharat National Park in tambon Mae Thor.

Thailand Property Awards

First reports said that the engine of the bus caught fire which spread quickly through the vehicle.

Police said the bus was carrying 48 Myanmar workers, in addition to the Thai driver and his wife.

Police said the fire was so intense that identifying the dead would require experts. One officer at the scene told a Bangkok Post reporter he could not distinguish between male and female corpses.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

marcher | 30 March 2018 - 14:12:05

Please have a little sympathy for those workers. Being burnt alive is an unbelievably terrible way to end their lives

Discover Thainess | 30 March 2018 - 10:01:27

Ah yes, the new bus safety initiatives are working as expected.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Town ‘unofficial parking crew’ cleared by police to collect ‘tips’

Take a look in Rawai to 20 Bath for parkingin the public street close the pir. ...(Read More)


Force India saved from liquidation

A bigger story would be a pass made on the track among any of the top 5 during a race. The cars a...(Read More)


Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll hits 39

It’s more news about this sad accident in Thai news It was about the boat accident that killed 47 ...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

It is a well-know, documented fact, that there are many "agencies" requesting and receivin...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

I Wonder whay Panya don’t be in the jail, this killer have kill one man in patong allready. ...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Well, obviously, if you keep him in jail more Slow Loris won't be ripped out of the wild, have t...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Why it must be a tourist reporting this. Why are thai people not reporting to police? Specially beca...(Read More)


Body found floating off Kata Beach

The headline should not be about body found floating...the truth is that another person died due to ...(Read More)


Water shut-offs announced for Wichit on Aug 16

No difference shut off or not. Need to order truck to bring water because not enough water in pipe...(Read More)


Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

Don't worry about it...all the correct people have been paid off and justice has been done. ...(Read More)