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Thailand Tourist Bus Crashes Near Pattaya, 12 Russians Injured

Friday, November 15, 2013
PHUKET: Three Russian women are in an intensive care unit and nine other tourists were injured when a bus crashed near Pattaya early today.

The bus driver told police he ran off the road and struck a pole to avoid another vehicle. ''I was travelling at low speed,'' said Preecha Ramwong, 40.

The bus, carrying 51 tourists, left the road and crashed in the Bung district of Chonburi province, where Pattaya is located, about 6.30am.

Police were told the tourists to Thailand were on their way to Kanchanaburi province for a day of elephant trekking and other activities. Nearly all of them were still asleep when the bus crashed.

It hit the pole and ended up in a rice field, officers said.

The crash is the latest in a series of mishaps in Thailand that have killed or injured tourists, Russians among them.

Seven tourists were killed when a ferry returning to Pattaya from Lan island capsized earlier this month. A Russian boy became the final victim when he succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Envoys from several countries have grown increasingly alarmed at the numbers of tourists who drown or are involved in serious road crashes while holidaying in Thailand.

In intensive care today were Mrs Galina Katorova, 59, Mrs Anzhelika Sotnikova, 39, and Miss Nadezda Anokhova, 35.

The other tourists injured in today's crash have been named as Gary Pomeransev, 75, Tatiana Dolgintceva, 27, Larisa Bolshova, 52, Andrey Sivoplias, 35, Maksim (no surname) 7, Misha Anokhon, 12, Alexsandr Kartkev, 35, Valeriia Sotnikova, 20, and Kristina Khomenko, 25.

Phuket has also had several incidents involving tourists but with less serious outcomes.

Scores of international students from Bangkok were injured when a bus rolled backwards and crashed on Phuket's Patong Hill last weekend.


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I went past the accident scene this morning, the bus was on it's side about 10 meters below road level in a drainage ditch, nowhere near making it to the rice field!
If he was traveling at 'low speed' as he says, I can't understand how he would have ended up 5 meters to the side of the road in the ditch.

Posted by steve on November 15, 2013 12:19


At least the driver did not run away as so often happens, he was therefore probably not drunk or on drugs.

Posted by Same, same but different on November 15, 2013 13:34


The street agency.. No insurance.. No control !!
We done !

Posted by Oscar on November 15, 2013 16:18


Steve, slowly, in the morning of a day with lots of 'other activity' to come. You don't think, with all the day in front, .....! ;-)
Of course, it was slowly. He couldn't drive 120, at that time.
Point of view, you know?
And no lies to BIB's. More important, I think.

Posted by Anonymous on November 15, 2013 18:29

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