Four Deaths in Train-Truck Crash

(28 October) Another train accident took place in a southern province  yet
again. 

A
sprinter train collided into a 4-door pick-up truck in Phatthalung province leaving 4 people dead at
the scene.
 
At
the railway crossroad, Mr. Satien Jidboon, 56, the owner of the truck was found dead behind the
wheel, whereas his wife and their toddler grandchildren were found in the canal below the
railway.
 
Auto parts were scattered as the train presumable dragged the truck for 200 meters to a
bridge overcrossing the canal.
 
It is believed that the family was returning to their hometown in Trang province, after
attending a merit-making festival in Phatthalung.
 
Reportedly, there was no railway crossing gate at the intersection. The train is
expected to resume in the evening, after accident scene clearance and the restoration of the track
and train cars are done.
 

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