11 Teachers Die in Fiery NGV Van Wreck

CHONBURI — Eleven teachers were killed and four seriously injured Friday night when a van crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames on the Chonburi-Bangkok motorway in Chonburi city.

The van, carrying 14 teachers and the driver from Bangkok’s Koom Klao Scholar School, was traveling back from a seminar in Rayong province when the NGV-powered vehicle hit the barrier at around 9pm.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident; however, they suspect the van got a flat tire and lost control, Lt. Col. Supakit Ko-ngam of the regional highway police said.