22 students killed as bus overturns in Thailand

October 10th, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Oct 10 (DPA) A tour bus taking university students on a field trip overturned into a ditch in Thailand Friday, killing at least 22 passengers and injuring about 30 others, the police said.The driver lost control of the vehicle while navigating a steep curve in Nadi district, Prachinburi province, 140 km northeast of Bangkok, said senior sergeant Thiradej Virakul of Wang Daeng police station.

“We suspect the brakes didn’t work,” Thiradej said.

The bus, belonging to the Chatulong Tour Company, was taking students from Kaset Techno Khon Kaen University to Chantaburi province.

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