(24 December) A pick-up truck carrying anti-government protesters has crashed into a flyover bridge in Chumpon province, killing three.
The incident took place yesterday at 05.00, rescue workers said.
Police investigation suggests that a total of 9 people were on the vehicle when the accident took place, all of them anti-government protesters who were returning from the major rally organised by People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) in Bangkok to their home province in Surat Thani.
Two people died at the scene and another victim died at hospital, police said. Other passengers were reportedly severely injured.
Police believe the driver, Mr. Niphon (surname not immediately known), was exhausted by the political rally he attended throughout the day, and dozed off behind the wheel on the highway, causing the vehicle to smash into a pillar of a flyover bridge.
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