Chaiyaphum - A chartered van crashed head-on with a trailer truck in the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum early Monday, killing 13 people and injuring three others.
Police said the accident happened at 7am in Kaeng Khro district on the road leading to Phu Khieo district.
The accident caused the van to be engulfed with fire.
Police said 13 people, including the Thai driver, died inside the van. Three severely injured passengers were rushed to the district hospital with two transferred to Khon Kaen Hospital and another to the Chaiyaphum Hospital.
Police said 15 Vietnamese chartered the van to send them to Nong Bua Lamphu where they planned to join the celebration of an anniversary of a Catholic church.