15 wounded in school van accident in Chiang Rai

Fourteen children were injured this morning when a van carrying them on their way to school rammed into the rear of a six-wheeled truck in Wiang Pa Pao district of Chiang Rai province this morning. The van driver was also injured.

Pol Lt Col Uthis Wongwai, a Mae Chedi police investigator, said the accident occurred at 7.57am on Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai rad at an intersection near Group 6 village of Tambon Mae Chedi.

The van, which was fully loaded with schoolchildren of Wiang Pa Pao School, ran into the rear of a six-wheeled truck which was making a U-turn at the intersection.

Fourteen children, boys and girls aged 5-10 years, and the driver were injured.

They were admitted to Wiang Pa Pao hospital. Most of them were later released from the hospital.

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