6 June 2024

Nineteen students were injured, some of whom are in a serious condition, when a “Songthaew” school bus, in which they were travelling, was struck by a pickup truck in Wang Nam Yen district of Sa Kaeo province today.

Witnesses claim that the pickup was travelling at high speed in the opposite direction when it collided with the bus on Highway 3259 in Ban Nong Rua. The force of the impact forced the bus off the road and into roadside bushes. Several students were thrown out of the vehicle.

First responders, who arrived at the scene quickly, rushed the injured to hospital.

Police checked the pickup truck and found three bags containing 30,000 methamphetamine pills. They detained the driver for questioning.