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14 dead after truck crashes in north-west Thailand mountainous region

Published on Apr 30, 2014 4:06 PM
 

BANGKOK (AFP) - At least 14 people were killed Wednesday when a truck carrying local villagers crashed in a mountainous region of north-west Thailand, police and hospital officials said.

"The truck lost control and smashed into a car in front as well as an oncoming bus," said Lieutenant-Colonel Patipan Mahatthanavisan in Tak province.

A spokesperson for the Tak provincial hospital said 14 people died in the accident, which happened near the site of a previous bus crash in March in which 30 people were killed.

Thailand's roads are among the world's deadliest and accidents are common.

 
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