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Trains to South resume after derailment

Train services to the South resumed at noon Friday after State Railway of Thailand officials successfully retrieved the bogies of an express train that had derailed earlier in the day in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Ron Phibun district. The train was heading to Bangkok from Malaysia's Butterworth station in Penang.

The 200 passengers onboard sustained no injuries and were moved to the six front bogies to continue their journey to Bangkok, while the seventh bogie - which was the first to derail - and the three behind it, were kept back at Thung Song Train Station for investigation.

Thung Song Station's chief mechanical engineer Nithep Wangwisetkan said the officials had also repaired the 400-metre section of the rail track that had been damaged by the derailment.

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