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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – 22 dead in bus crash

Via: Chiang Mai – City


On 23rd October around 7 p.m. a hired ‘Veerapan’ tour bus went over the edge of a cliff near Pan Thong Waterfall on Wang Nue – Doi Saket Road, resulting in 22 dead and 19 injured.

It’s reported that the bus was hired by a group from Saraphi so that they could make merit at a temple in Lampang. On their way back to Chiang Mai they wanted to stop at Pan Thong Waterfall.

Police say that in heavy rains the bus skidded off the road and fell into a ravine 100 METRES below.
When police arrived at the scene they found five bodies in the bus. Police say the operation to save the rest of the passengers was difficult in the darkness.


I guess it comes down to a case of ‘Pick your Poison’ – bus or train?

For me, I’s rather spend the money, and fly.



October 24, 2013 Posted by | transportation | , , , , | Leave a comment