Eight individuals have been killed on Friday when a freight prepare hit a pick-up truck attempting to cross the tracks in central Thailand, the dominion’s railway company mentioned.
The crash occurred round 2:20 am (1920 GMT Thursday) at an unauthorised crossing in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, the State Railway of Thailand mentioned in a press release.
The prepare driver had sounded his warning horn as he approached the crossing however was unable to cease earlier than hitting the truck, which was transporting fish, the assertion mentioned.
“The prepare driver adopted the protocol by sounding the alarm 3 times, however the shut proximity made it tough for the motive force to cease the prepare in time,” the assertion added.
Eight individuals — 5 males and three ladies — died within the collision.
4 extra have been injured, considered one of whom is in hospital in a important situation.
A 20-year-old survivor who leapt out of the pick-up simply earlier than the crash defined that they thought the automobile may make it over the crossing, however then noticed the prepare just a few metres away.
Lethal accidents are frequent in Thailand, which repeatedly tops lists of the world’s most deadly roads, with dashing, drunk driving and weak regulation enforcement all contributing components.
In October 2020, 18 individuals have been killed when a freight prepare crashed right into a bus taking passengers to a spiritual ceremony.
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