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    29 killed in Thailand bus accident: police

    29 killed in Thailand bus accident: police
    December 27, 2013

    BANGKOK: At least 29 people were killed and four badly injured when a bus plunged into a deep ravine in northeast Thailand, police said Friday.

    The accident occurred around midnight Thursday-Friday in Lom Sak district, Phetchabun province.

    The bus was on its way to the northern province of Chiang Rai, police said.

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    The last big one of the year I hope.

    R.I.P. to them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    The last big one of the year I hope.
    Doubt it, unfortunately. The lemming-like New Year exodus to the sticks starts today.

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    " the driver fell asleep, police said."

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    hasnt even warranted a mention in the bangkok post this morning.

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    At least 32 killed when bus falls from bridge into 50-metre ravine in Phetchabun
    December 27, 2013

    At least 32 people were killed when a bus from Khon Kaen heading to Chiang Rai fell from a bride and plunged into a 50-metre ravine in Phetchabun late Thursday night, police and the transport minister said.

    Pol Lt Col Surawit Chaisit of Banklang police station said the bus crashed into the guard rail of the Khun Pha Muang bridge, which is the bridge with the tallest supporting pillars in Thailand, and fell down.

    He said the bus was carrying 40 people. He said 27 bodies were found in the bus and many more outside. So far, rescue workers retrieved 31 bodies were still searching the area.

    Five severely injured were rushed to two hospitals and one of them died at a hospital.

    Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said in his Tweet message that the accident happened at 11 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post

    Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said in his Tweet message that the accident happened at 11 pm.

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    This is what gets me these days. What sort of time is that to be logging into twitter or any social media?

    Was there ''Lol'' at the end of the sentence?

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    More to come over the next few days, but hardly worth reporting when just a few dead.

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    poor people

    this is the bus that my wife often gets with the kids

    i won't be letting her do that again

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    Only poor people take buses and in the land of slimes poor people count for zero.

    Thailand needs a massive sea change in its society and politics, something that may happen within the next few years when you know who falls off his money tower and the rest of the clan get into a big shit fight with all the lesser piggies.

    It'll get a lot worse before it gets better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt
    Fookin amazes me that they have a 'Transport Minister'...

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    ^I doubt he serves any realistic purpose if he's on twitter during a crisis like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    ^I doubt he serves any realistic purpose if he's on twitter during a crisis like that
    Collecting 20-50% of spending and distributing to appropriate lesser piggies.

    Sounds quite a purposeful job to me.

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    Of course I know that nobody cares about any of those dead or injured passengers. Five families will now have to trade their daughters or sell their homes to pay those medical bills. I thought the bus company would....sorry...should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound
    Only poor people take buses and in the land of slimes poor people count for zero.
    i don't especially like her driving all that way either but at least her fate is nearly totally in her own hands

    no more buses
    that's for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Pol Lt Col Surawit Chaisit of Banklang police station said the bus crashed into the guard rail of the Khun Pha Muang bridge, which is the bridge with the tallest supporting pillars in Thailand, and fell down.


    That's one hell of a drop.
    How did the coach manage to jump the guard rails.

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    A concrete road spanning a wooden frame? Surely not!

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    ^
    That's what I thought.
    Hopefully the pic was taken at sunset and it's really concrete

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    that's most definitely wood

    looks like balsa

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    It's clearly wood. I bet the original budget covered for concrete but you know how it is in Thailand

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    "The scene is at the Huay Tong bridge or formerly known as the Por Khun Pa Muang bridge in Lomsak district. It is the highest 50 meter concrete foundation pile bridge in the country."
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    The foundations in the ground most likely are concrete. Nothing wrong with wood, it's light and flexible, and outlasts concrete by centuries if protected against uv light, rain and termites. To build the bridge in shape of a bend, big mistake though.

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    I feel nothing for these accidents anymore. If people want to take the risk and ride them, then so be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    The last big one of the year I hope.
    Doubt it, unfortunately. The lemming-like New Year exodus to the sticks starts today.
    Heard today it's being called the "7 Days of Hell"
    Apt...

    Traffic out of Bangkok at 10am today was bumper to bumper thru Ban Bua Thong.

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