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    10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    10 killed, 17 hurt in bus accident
    Published: 3/07/2012 at 03:04 PMOnline news: Local News


    Ten people were killed and 17 others injured when a Bangkok to Koh Phangan tour bus skidded off the Surat Thani-Nakhon Si Thammarat highway and rammed a power post in tambon Takhian Thong of Kanchanadit district in Surat Thani province early Tuesday morning, police said.

    Police said the bus left Bangkok at 7.30pm on Monday with 24 passengers and three crew members, bound for Koh Phangan island off Surat Thani. As it approached a village in tambon Takhian Thong about 5.30am, the bus skidded off the road into a pit on the left, in front of a petrol station, and then ploughed into a large power post. The broken post fell over the bus.

    Ten people died on the spot -- the driver, a male foreign tourist, five female Thai passengers and three Thai female (male?) passengers.

    Seventeen other people, Thais and foreigners, were injured, most of them seriously.

    Police were investigating the cause of the accident.

    MCOT online news reported that the initial investigation concluded the front right tyre burst, causing the driver to lose control and the bus hit the electric pole at full speed.

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident

    Names of injured passengers released


    July 3, 2012 2:48 pm
    Those injured are being treated at Surat Thani Hospital (Tel 66 77) 272 231 and (66 77) 284 23; and Kanjanadit Hospital (66 77) 244518-9

    Six of the 10 passengers killed in the bus accident in Surat Thani province on Tuesday were foreigners, Surat Thani's bus operator chief Pornpimon Klinhom said. Names and their names and nationality are still unknown, she said.

    She also revealed names of those who were injured and are currently being treated at Surat Thani Hospital, which can be contacted at (66 77) 272 231 and (66 77) 284 231; and Kanjanadit Hospital at (66 77) 244518-9.

    1. Roverta Nortun, Briton (Roberta Norton?)

    2. Jonathan Bennet, nationality unknown

    3. Push Pinder Kuma, Indian

    4. Pinry Jain, Indian

    5. Aashima Jain, Indian

    6. Jasmine Maglige, Luxembourger

    7. Figue Magias Michael, Luxembourger

    8. Kapl Gaya, Zimbabwean

    9. Thitima Klomklieng, 27, Thai

    10. Phirasak Yensiri, 26, Thai

    11. Sodsai Kakarun, 21, Thai

    12. Namphet Poonperm, 41, Thai

    13. Komsan Nuntasahakitnukul, 36, Thai

    14. Jiraporn Laokamkaew, 43, Thai

    15. Prom Pijaranapong 64, Thai

    16. Pitawun Suwanprasert, 35, Thai

    She said the illfated bus has insurance with Dhipaya Insurance, which will take responsibility for compensation of the victims.

    The interprovincial bus carrying Thais and foreign tourists skidded off the road and slammed into an electric power transmission pole at dawn on Tuesday in Surat Thani province, killing ten and injuring many others

    The driver lost control of the bus, which slammed into the transmission pole on Surat ThaniNakhon Si Thammarat Road in Kanchanadit district. He was also killed.

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    The names six of the dead passengers were given as:

    1) bus driver Ang Srinual, 58,

    2) Indian tourist Ahmed Jain, 38,

    3) Wanchai Boonnukul,

    4) Pimphan Saedan,

    5) Saharat Chummano, 39, and

    6) Kamnung Somjaimai, 58.

    Details of the other four fatalities could not be confirmed.

    Names of the injured foreign passengers and their nationalities are as follows;

    1) Ms Roverta Norton, British (Roberta Norton?)

    2) Mr Jonathan Bennet, British

    3) Mrs Pinry Jain (Ahmed's mother), Indian

    4) Mr Pushpinder Kuma, Indian

    5) Mrs Aashima Jain, Indian

    6) Ms Jasmine Maglige, Luxembourger

    7) Mr Figueredo Matias Michael, Luxembourger, and

    8) Mr Kapl Gaya, Zimbabwean.


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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    http://twitter.com/#!/191Thailand For quick updates taken from all Thai media

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    Very Sad. My condolences to the families and friends.

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    Police said the bus left Bangkok at 7.30pm on Monday with 24 passengers and three crew members, bound for Koh Phangan island off Surat Thani. As it approached a village in tambon Takhian Thong about 5.30am the bus suddenly careered off the road into a pit on the left, in front of a petrol station, and then ploughed into a large power post. The broken post fell on top of the Transport Co bus.

    Ten people died on the spot -- the male driver, a male Indian tourist, five female Thai passengers and three Thai male passengers.

    Seventeen other people, Thais and foreigners, were injured, eight of them seriously.

    Police said the accident occurred when the front right tyre burst, causing the driver to lose control. The bus hit a tree and then the electric pole at full speed.

    One of the woman Thai passengers said the first driver was replaced by another driver when the bus stopped at a public rest area in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Thap Sakae district.

    "Since 3am, many passengers could not sleep because the bus was speeding so fast and the entire bus was also shaking.

    "When I saw the bus going out of control I ducked down in my seat. I then heard a loud crash and cries for help everywhere," she said.

    Surat Thani governor Cherdsak Chusri went to the crash scene. He said provincial authorities had contacted the embassies of the countries of the injured foreigners.

    Edited from BANGKOK POST

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    Very sad. It seems like these bus accidents are happening more often now. My prayers go out to the families who lost someone in this accident.

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    Re: 10 killed, 17 hurt in Bangkok-Koh Phangan bus accident-casualty list to date

    More lives cut tragically short, my sincere condolences to those involved.

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