Seventeen Chinese Tourists Injured After Bus Overturns in Phuket

Phuket –

Seventeen Chinese tourists and three Thais sustained injuries after a tour bus overturned in Thalang.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Tuesday (January 16th) in the morning at a curve on the Thep Krasattri Road northbound in the Baan Bang Duk, Mai Khao sub-district.

They arrived at the scene to find the overturned bus on the road. Seventeen Chinese tourists, a Thai tour guide, a bus crew member, and the driver were found inside the bus. They had sustained various injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that the tour bus was heading from Phuket to a pier in Phang Nga when the bus driver suddenly lost control at a curve. Police are continuing their investigation for consideration of further legal action.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, 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.