21 hurt in Phetchaburi bus crash

Breaking News August 29, 2018 13:32

By The Nation

A driver of a Surat Thani-Bangkok bus dozed off, causing his vehicle to hit a road sign in Phetchaburi early on Wednesday, injuring himself and 20 passengers, police said.

Police said the bus hit the sign and fell into a ditch in the middle of the road in Tambon Tha Yang of Phetchaburi's Tha Yang district.

Rescuers took about half an hour to free the passengers trapped inside.

The injured were taken to the Phetchaburi Hospital.

The driver, Ekkalak Deesud, 36, admitted that he dozed off. He was detained to face a charge of reckless driving causing injuries.

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