Coach Carrying 37 Malaysian Tourists Crashes in Kanchanaburi: Many Injured


At 1:30 PM, on February 22nd, 2024, Bo Ploi police officers received an accident report of a coach carrying 37 Malaysian tourists on Bo Ploi-Lat Ya Road, Bo Ploi, Kanchanaburi, causing many injuries.

Bo Ploi police and Kanchanaburi emergency and rescue services were dispatched to the accident scene and performed first aid to the wounded with both serious and minor injuries. More than 20 ambulances were used to transport the wounded to Bo Ploi Hospital, according to the police report.

Initially, it was reported that there were 39 individuals suffering injuries including 37 Malaysian tourists, one Thai guide, and one driver. The tourist police were requested to assist in communication as the guide was unable to perform the duty.

According to the police report, the coach was in severely poor condition and the rear tires exploded, causing the coach to lose control and slide over 30 meters.

Mr. Sarayut, the 44-year-old driver, reportedly told the police that at the incident scene, he attempted to pass a lorry. However, the steering wheel malfunctioned, causing the coach to lose control and plunge into the roadside, said Sarayut.

Initially, the Bo Ploi police officers would continue to take care of and facilitate Malaysian tourists together with the medical team.

Kittisak Phalaharn
Kittisak has a passion for outgoings no matter how tough it will be, he will travel with an adventurous style. As for his interests in fantasy, detective genres in novels and sports science books are parts of his soul. He works for Pattaya News as the latest writer.