Tour bus full of elderly crashes in Loei, Thailand…45 injured, 4 dead in alleged brake failure

Nong Hin, Loei-

At least 45 people are injured this evening, some seriously, and four people are dead after a tour bus from Buriram lost control this evening after what the driver described as an alleged brake failure.

The tour bus, which was carrying primarily elderly Thai residents from Buriram, ended on its side in a ditch, throwing at least four people from the bus and crushing them in the process.

The driver, Mr. Somjate Sooksong, age not given, who was only very slightly injured, told the Thai media present that he was driving the tour bus back from Loei to Buriram when the brakes suddenly failed, causing him to lose control of the bus and land in the nearby ditch.

Police, led by Captain Direk Bundit, are investigating the incident this evening as the injured have been taken to local hospital.

Photo: Khaosod,. Article written by The Pattaya News.

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