A bus collided with a train in central Thailand, several were killed in the accident

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At least 17 people died early Sunday when a train collided with a bus in central Thailand. Other 30 were injured according Prathueng Yookassem, the district chief officer. They were taken to two hospitals for treatment.The accident took place at 8:05 a.m. (0105 GMT) near the Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station.The bus passengers were traveling from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chacheongsao for a merit-making ceremony marking the end of the Buddhist Lent. The bus was flipped on its side and the top ripped off, with debris and metal scattered around the accident area. The cause of the accident is supposed to be the fact that it was raining and the driver did not see the train.

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The tour bus was traveling with 65 passengers, factory wokers, on board, when it crossed the railway track during rain in Chacheongsao, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Bangkok. Thailand’s roads rank among the world’s deadliest in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Such deadly accidents are common in the country. , Bus crashes involve groups of tourists and migrant labourers. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.