18 holidaying retirees killed, 20 hur...

18 holidaying retirees killed, 20 hurt in tour bus crash

Eighteen people, all retired employees of CAT Telecom, were killed and 20 other people injured when a tour bus plunged off a hillside road and into a deep ravine in this lower northern province on Tuesday morning. The tour bus, carrying 36 retired employees, the bus driver and a bus assistant, was travelling from Phrae to Bangkok when it ran off the winding downhill road on Khao Pueng mountain and into a 70-metre deep ravine at tambon Ban Dan Nakham in Muang district, said Pol Maj Ratchata Sroikaew, a duty officer at Muang police station.

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