Thailand: 25 killed in road accident
According to the World Health Organization, Thailand has the world�s second most dangerous roads in 2015 in terms of per capita deaths despite relatively good infrastructure.
In a horrific accident, at least 25 people died when two vehicles collided and caught fire on a highway in eastern Thailand.
According to the Bangkok Post report, a pickup truck heading to Klaeng district in Rayong with 12 passengers in the cab and the open cargo area crashed with a van coming from the opposite direction, resulting in a fire on the two vehicles in the eastern province of Chonburi. The van was carrying 15 passengers from Chanthaburi to Bangkok when the accident took place in the afternoon.
Police said 11 people in the truck and 14 people in the van, including the three-year-old boy, died. Furthermore, it has been estimated that the van driver might have lost control of the vehicle, which crossed a dividing road ditch to the other side and hit the truck.
The blast might have been caused by the compressed natural gas cylinder in the van, they added.
This clash added as the highest toll in New Year holiday deaths of around 280 people, since the government started the road safety campaign on Thursday.
According to the World Health Organization, Thailand has the world’s second most dangerous roads in 2015 in terms of per capita deaths despite relatively good infrastructure.