Prachin Buri - Fourteen were killed and over 40 others were injured when a chartered bus for a student sight-seeing trip crashed into a rear or a 18-wheel trailer truck late Thursday night, police said.
The accident happened on the Nakhon Ratchasima-Nadee road in Nadee district about half an hour after midnight or 0.30 am Friday.
The bus was taking students from Ban Dong Lob school to on a sight-seeing trip to Chomthien Beach, Pattaya in Chon Buri.
The bus lost control after its brake system malfunctioned while it was running down the mountain road and crashed into the truck, police said.
Eleven persons died at the scene and three more died at the Nadee hospital.