At least 32 people were killed when a bus from Khon Kaen heading to Chiang Rai fell from a bridge and plunged into a 50-metre ravine in Phetchabun late Thursday night, police and the transport minister said.
Pol Lt Col Surawit Chaisit of Banklang police station said the bus crashed into the guard rail of the Khun Pha Muang bridge, which is the bridge with the tallest supporting pillars in Thailand, and fell down.
He said the bus was carrying 40 people. He said 27 bodies were found in the bus and many more outside. So far, rescue workers retrieved 31 bodies were still searching the area.
Five severely injured were rushed to two hospitals and one of them died at a hospital.
Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said in his Tweet message that the accident happened at 11 pm.