In Thailand, about 20 people were injured in an accident with a bus

© AP Photo / David LongstreathМашины ambulance in Thailand. Archival photoIn Thailand, about 20 people were injured in an accident with a bus© AP Photo / David Longstreath

About 20 passengers were injured in a traffic accident with a bus from Bangkok to the South Khanom Nakhon si Thammarat province, the TV channel Thai PBS.

According to the channel, the incident occurred in the province of Surat Thani at 05.00 Monday (09.00 GMT). The bus crashed into a tree near the road and overturned. In the bus there were 36 passengers.

On the scene left the local rescue services.

As noted, the driver of the vehicle claims that he was forced to send the bus to the left because of the threat of rapprochement with the truck, which was trying to overtake the bus. After which the bus hit a tree and overturned.

However, police said that the driver was twice the rate before the incident. In addition, police found no skid marks, which would indicate the use of driver braking before the collision.

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