UPDATE: Passengers in Korat bus accident not village health volunteers, accident still under investigation 

PHOTO: Hook 31 Korat Rescue


The Roi-Et Public Health Office has clarified tonight that passengers in a Korat tour bus accident in which seven people were killed while 33 people sustained various injuries were not village health volunteers as originally reported by multiple Thai media sources.

At least seven people were killed while 33 people sustained various injuries when a bus they were traveling in from Roi-Et to Pattaya crashed into a trailer truck in Korat early this morning (September 26).

Read more about the previous story HERE.

PHOTO: Hook 31 Korat Rescue

Meanwhile, this afternoon, Hook 31 Korat Rescue reported that they were notified from the Roi-Et Public Health Office that the people who were killed and injured in the accident were not village health volunteers as originally reported.

They were local residents in a village who were traveling by themselves. None of them were village health volunteers, according to the report.

The Pattaya News notes that the Thai government recently launched a tourism program which is aimed to reward medical personnel and public health volunteers who have fought against the COVID-19 pandemic which is why some media sources incorrectly stated the passengers as volunteers.

PHOTO: Hook 31 Korat Rescue

Story by The Pattaya News

SOURCE: Hook 31 Korat Rescue


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.