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Payouts for some bus-crash victims

Social Security Office (SSO) secretary-general Ammorn Chaowalit said yesterday the agency would pay Bt2.6 million in medical bills and funeral money to nine SSO subscribers who died in the December 27 accident in which a bus fell from a bridge into 50-metre ravine in Phetchabun.

Twenty-nine people were killed and four injured in the accident.

Ammorn said four employees of Sombat Co Ltd - Samrit Sitthikraipong, Surin Kaewmulee, Wutthichai Khotunan and Wirot Kantakwang - were killed in the course of their duties and were entitled to a total of Bt2.4 million from the workmen's fund, while five other subscribers would be entitled to a total of Bt210,346.

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