Bangkok: At least 15 people, which includes 13 youngsters, have been killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand on Friday, police stated.
A lot more than 30 others had been injured in the pre-dawn accident in Prachinburi involving the double-decker bus and an 18-wheel truck, the authorities mentioned.
The students, aged about ten to 14 years old, were heading to the resort city of Pattaya from the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.
“Thirteen students and two teachers died — 11 of them at the scene — and far more than 30 injured are in 3 nearby hospitals,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Anukarn Thamvijarn mentioned by telephone.
He said five of the injured have been in a critical situation.
“The bus’s brakes could have failed or the driver might have fallen asleep,” he mentioned.
The accident reportedly occurred on a steep and winding stretch of highway.
Nearby media showed photographs of a row of bodies covered by sheets laid out by the side of the wreckage of the bus, whose prime deck was crushed on a single side.
Thailand’s roads are among the most unsafe in the world.
A current report by the World Health Organization said the nation saw some 38.1 road deaths per 100,000 folks — behind only the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean and the South Pacific island of Niue.
That compares with an typical of 18.five in Southeast Asia as a complete.
In December dozens of people have been killed when a bus carrying New Year travellers plunged off 1 of Thailand’s highest bridges in the kingdom’s northeast.
At least 20 folks have been killed in October when a tour bus carrying elderly Buddhist devotees fell into a ravine, also in the northeast.
Simferopol, Ukraine: Ukraine’s ousted pro-Moscow President is set to hold a press conference on Friday following emerging defiant from hiding, as fears develop of a regional conflict in the volatile Crimean peninsula.
Anxious Western governments voiced fears about the “unsafe” circumstance in Crimea, soon after dozens of pro-Kremlin gunmen in combat fatigues on Thursday seized government buildings in the autonomous republic, and pleaded with Moscow not to escalate tensions.
News agencies in Moscow said fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych would hold a press conference in Russia on Friday in his very first public appearance considering that fleeing Ukraine at the weekend.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had stoked concerns on Wednesday that Moscow may use its military may possibly to sway the outcome of Ukraine’s three-month standoff by ordering snap combat readiness drills close to the border with the ex-Soviet state.
Ukraine’s interim President Oleksandr Turchynov responded by telling parliament any movement of Russian troops out of their Black Sea bases in Crimea “will be considered as military aggression”.
The Russian tricolour was flying over the Crimean parliament and government buildings in the regional capital Simferopol as supporters of Moscow rule flocked in from across the scenic peninsula by automobile and bus.
The autonomous region’s Prime Minister Anatoliy Mohilyov told AFP up to 50 armed guys had seized the buildings and were stopping government workers from going inside.
But his predecessor Sergiy Kunitsyn told lawmakers in Kiev that his neighborhood contacts said the raid involved “about 120 well-educated gunmen armed with sniper rifles… and carrying adequate ammunition to final them a month.”
The gunmen opened the doors to let in lawmakers who speedily approved the staging of a regional referendum – on Might 25 – that would grant Crimea “national sovereignty within Ukraine on the basis of current treaties and agreements”.
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