Bus Drives Over Edge of Tallest Bridge in Thailand and Kills 29 People

 | Fri 27 Dec 2013 11:03 ICT

CityNews – Thairath reported that a Khon Kaen – Chiang Rai bus fell from Phor Khun Pha Muang Bridge in Petchabun at around 5 a.m. on Friday 27th December, which killed 29 passengers and caused four survivors serious injuries.

The bus left Khon Kaen at 7:45 p.m. on 26th December. When it arrived at Phor Khun Pha Muang Bridge, which is the highest bridge in Thailand (50-metres high), it lost control and went through the metal fence down to the ground below.

Around 100 members of rescue teams had to bring up the bodies and survivors. They found 28 bodies and sent five people to the hospital, one of which later passed away.

The rest of them in the hospital are Jirayuth Kongkit (17), Thadarat Tonsri (18), Nataorn Srikaew (31), and Natati Patchote (22). Hopefully they will all make full recoveries.