Six Myanmar migrant workers were killed and 30 were injured, 17 seriously after a double-decker bus they travelled in ran off the road into the ditch and flipped over.
The latest fatal incident happened to Myanmar workers occurred on the Mae Sot-Tak road in Muang district of Tak province shortly before midnight.
The bus was taking 50 Myanmar workers from Mae Sot district of Tak to work in Chachoengsao’s Plaeng Yao district.
Chief of Tak disaster prevention and mitigation office Kolavajara Sapsongsuk said the incident happened at kilometer marker 68+200 as the chartered double-decker with Bangkok license plate number “33-5488 กทม” was running down Doi Ruak hill.
Six workers were killed at the scene, and 30 others injured, 17 seriously. They were sent to Somdejphrajaotaksin Maharaj Hospital in Tak.
Pisit Tanapakpasit, the bus driver, told police that the bus developed brake failure as he was driving down the hill, causing it to veer off the road and fell into the roadside ditch.
Police initially charged Mr Pisit with reckless driving causing death. Forensic police are inspecting the scene to verify the cause of the accident.