Two police die in crash
Two police officers were killed when a van that was part of a 35-vehicle convoy on the way to pick up police from crowd-control work in Bangkok and return to Yala crashed into a bridge in Muang district in Phatthalung yesterday.
After the accident at 4.30am on the Asia Highway in Ban Phrao sub-district, police and fire engines attended the burning van. It took them 30 minutes to put the blaze out. Pol Lance-Corporal Ekkachai Khongsong and Pol Lance-Corporal Thikhamporn Sawatdi, both 25, were killed. It was suspected that Ekkachai may have fallen asleep while driving.