8 killed in van crash
Eight people were killed and two others wounded when a van crashed into a parked 10-wheel truck in Nakhon Ratchasima's Chok Chai district yesterday morning. Police suspect the van driver fell asleep.
The group went from Nakhon Pathom to make merit at a temple in Khantaralak in Si Sa Ket.
Police rushed to the scene after the accident at 4.50am on Sikiew-Chok Chai road in Tambon Chok Chai.
They found seven bodies, while three injured women in their 60s were sent to Chok Chai Hospital. Killed were; van driver Sithiporn Sathansathit, 61; Banjong Janjira, 60; Yupha Lao-auyporn 63; Chuanpit Sermsilp, 69; Sirae Jaiwang, 63 and three women in their 60s whose names were not immediately known.