Flash Flood Derails Express Train in Phrae Province, Causing Minor Injuries and Service Suspensions

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Heavy rains caused an express train to derail from a flash flood on the way to Kaeng Luang-Ban Pin station, Phrae province. A few passengers suffered minor injuries and many trains were suspended.

At 5:48 AM, on September 30th, 2023, the express train number 13 Krungthep Aphiwat (Central Terminal Station)-Chiang Mai was derailed off the rail in Phrae province. The entire train capsized off the railway due to what authorities said were continuous heavy rains for a few days.

On an initial report from the derailment, no one was severely injured, with only a few passengers and railway officials suffering minor injuries. The State Railway of Thailand planned to deploy a special rail crane to lift the express train, Number 13 specifically.

As a result of the incident, several train services have been temporarily suspended in the Phrae area.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.