10 killed, 25 injured in road accident in Thailand

Other News Materials 8 March 2009 13:40 (UTC +04:00)

Ten passengers were killed and 25 others injured when a six-wheel truck modified for passenger transportation plunged into a construction hole on a road in Thailand's Kalasin province early Sunday morning, Xinhua reported.

The truck driver and five other passengers died at the scene and four more died at a hospital, according to a report by The Nation news network.

The truck was transporting friends and relatives of a bridegroom from Yasothon province to attend his wedding in Chaiyaphum province when the accident occurred in Kalasin's Kamalasai district.

The hole was dug to build pillars of a bridge. Police said the driver apparently did not notice the construction site and did not put a brake on when the truck plunged down.