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School bus crash in Thailand killed at least 15, including 13 children

Published on Feb 28, 2014 10:51 AM

BANGKOK (AFP) - At least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand on Friday, police said.

More than 30 others were injured in the pre-dawn accident in Prachinburi involving the double-decker bus and an 18-wheel truck, the authorities said.

The students, aged around 10 to 14 years old, were heading to the resort city of Pattaya from the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.

“Thirteen students and two teachers died – 11 of them at the scene – and more than 30 injured are in three nearby hospitals,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Anukarn Thamvijarn said by telephone.

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