At least 17 people have died in a bus-train collision in Thailand. Dozens more people were injured in the incident. It is learned that all the victims were boarding the bus. The accident occurred around 50 km east of the capital Bangkok at 8 am local time on Sunday. Britain’s news agency BBC has quoted officials as saying.
Police say 60 passengers were in a Buddhist temple in Chao Cheng Sao province. On the way, 16 passengers died in a train accident. Many more were injured.
Pictures from the scene show the bus lying on the tracks of the railway line. Rescuers said it could not be moved without a crane.
Thai Prime Minister General Pruthuth Chanocha mourned the accident. He also announced a proper investigation.