BANGKOK– Twenty Chinese tourists were injured when their tour bus ran off the road on a hill in southern Thailand’s Phuket province, the Phuket Consular Office of the Chinese Consulate-General in Songkhla confirmed on Monday.
The accident happened at around 8 pm local time Sunday (1300 hours UTC) on Patong Hill in Phuket province, about 840 kilometres south of here by road. The bus, which was carrying 22 Chinese passengers, failed to brake in time before going down the steep hill and hit a passenger van and a car, according to media reports.
No death was reported. One of the injured was still in hospital for further observation and the rest had been ferried back to their hotel, according to the local authorities.
From photographs posted by local media, the bus broke the guardrail, leaving half of the vehicle dangling over the side of the hill. The cause of the accident was still under investigation.
On July 10, a tour bus crashed, killing a 10-year-old Chinese boy and his father in Phuket.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK