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Six Killed In Bus Crash In Pathum Thani

Six passengers were killed this when an double-decker bus lost control and flipped over on a motorway.

The coach was travelling from Roi Et province in the north of Thailand to Bangkok when it encountered a rainstorm in the early hours of the morning.

Survivors told police that the bus was ”slipping” on the wet surface of the road. It spun out of control and landed upside down in the central reservation in Pathum Thani province at 3:30am.

Rescue crews rushed to the scene where five passengers, including two children, were found dead inside the mangled wreckage. A sixth passenger later died in hospital.

Police have now questioning the driver on suspicion of ”negligence causing death and injury” after paramedics said 54 passengers had been counted – nine more than the bus capacity of 45.

While one passenger, Bancha Chortaisong, 50, said the bus was ”going faster than normal”.

He said: ”We stopped for a break in Korat before continuing to Bangkok. Throughout this the route was faster than normal and the bus was braking a lot while it was raining.”

Investigating Officer Watcharaphong Tianbatam from the Klong Luang district police station said all the survivors would be interviewed.

He said: ”We need to check the number of passengers on the bus. The rescue foundation counted 54, of which six were dead, but there are only 45 seats.

”The driver has been detained and will be investigated on suspicion of negligence causing death and injury.”

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