(3 February) A driver of a public mini-van has been killed by the fall of the loose container from a speeding truck in Pathum Thani province.
The incident reportedly took place at 15.10 on the motorway opposite Future Park shopping mall, when a truck took a turn on the road′s sloping curve at high speed alongside the public mini-van.
It is reported that the container, which was not properly attached to the truck, was filled with more than 40 tonnes of Siamese rosewood.
The driver of the van suffered severe injuries before he later died at the scene. Rescue workers had to extract his body out of the flattened van wreckage.
The van was operating on Rangsit-Ayutthaya route, but no passenger was aboard at the time of the accident.
Police have arrested Mr. Ranachai Kidsom, the driver of the truck, for further legal prosecution.
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