Phuket Bus Crash Injures 17 Chinese Tourists

A tour bus crashed in Phuket province, injuring 17 Chines tourists on 26 July 2015.

PHUKET – Seventeen tourists from China were wounded after their bus toppled into a roadside ditch in the southern province of Phuket today.

Police say the accident took place during a rainstorm this morning on the outbound side of Chalerm Prakiat Rama IX Road in Mueang district.

All but two passengers on the double-decker bus, which was operated by a company called BRT Travel, were injured in the accident.

Rescue workers struggled to evacuate the wounded from the flipped vehicle, and some of the tourists are in serious conditions, police said.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

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