Bus crash kills 23 on Buddhist pilgrimage in central Thailand
A bus carrying worshippers to a Buddhist temple in central Thailand crashed into a ravine, killing 23 passengers and injuring 15 others, a media report said Thursday.
The accident occurred at 7 pm (1200 GMT) Wednesday when the bus travelling from the northern city of Chiang Mai to Lampang, 515 kilometres north of Bangkok, crashed through a guard rail on a hilly road and toppled into a 50-metre deep ravine, Thai PBS TV reported.
"The accident was caused by the bus's faulty brakes," Lamphang Governor Thannin Suphasaen said, dpa reported.
The bus was part of a three-vehicle convoy taking worshippers to the Mai Charoen temple in Lamphang.