A bus taking schoolchildren on a field trip crashed into a cement barrier in Loei's Dan Sai district, resulting in 30 injuries.
Five monks and 25 teachers and students were rushed to Somdet Phrayupharacha Dan Sai Hospital. Seven of the injured were in a serious condition. The bus carrying students from Mulmang Luangphu Chob Thanasamo School crashed at about 11.20pm on Dan Sai-Nakhon Thai Road in tambon Dan Sai.
Bus driver, Narongsak Saenkhao, 25, who was slightly injured, told police the group was returning from a Chiang Mai field trip when he lost control on a sharp downhill curve and hit the cement rail and plunged into a roadside ditch.