11 die, one injured in road accident in Nakhon Ratchasima Province


Eleven people were killed and one injured when a passenger van drove into a roadside ditch and caught fire on the Friendship Highway in Sikhio district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday night.


The only survivor, who managed to escape from the burning van, told Si Khieu district police that he boarded the van in Amnat Charoen, heading to Nakhon Pathom, and that there were 12 passengers, including himself, on board.


He said he did not know what happened because he was sleeping and woke up as the van was plunging into the ditch.


Emergency services extinguished the fire and took the injured, as well as the 11 charred bodies, to the district hospital.


Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service