As I’ve said many times…
I just don’t man, there are major accidents all the time… and yes, there are probably more long distance bus trips in this country than the whole USA and so accidents might happen more based on that – BUT, I think the rate is astronomically higher here.
Just a guess.
At least 1 killed, 11 injured when bus plunges into Si Sa Ket canal
SI SA KET: — At least one passenger was killed and 19 others injured when an air-conditioned bus plunges into a canal in this northeastern province early Sunday.
Police said the Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani bus plunged into a canal with strong tides in Khun Khan district at 5:30 am.
Police said the bus was carrying about 40 passengers and rescue workers so far pulled out 20 passengers from the bus.
The rest were feared trapped inside the bus and drowned because only the front part of the bus emerged from the water.
— The Nation 2007-10-21
Thanks ThaiVisa.com for the scoop (George).
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