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At least 27 dead in north Thailand bus accident: Police

Published on Mar 25, 2014 12:56 AM

BANGKOK (AFP) - At least 27 people died and more than 20 others were injured late on Monday when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, the police told AFP.

“The toll is now at 27 dead and 24 injured – they are severely injured from what I can see,” police captain Sittichai Panyasong of Mae Tho district in Tak province said, revising up an earlier toll.

The accident took place at around 8.40 pm local time in Tak, which borders Myanmar.

A local hospital confirmed the number of dead at 27, adding most died at the scene.

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