20 Tourists Injured In Patong Bus Crash

20 Tourists Injured In Patong Bus Crash

Twenty tourists were left injured with three Thai nationals needing hospital treatment following a six vehicle smash Sunday night on Patong Hill.

A tour bus carrying 21 Chinese tourists and three tour guides lost control while going down Patong hill hitting several other vehicles including a tuk tuk carrying three Japanese holidaymakers.

Emergency services were informed of the accident at around 8.30pm and upon arrival at the scene they found the bus hanging very close to a 10 meter drop.

20 Tourists Injured In Patong Bus Crash

Witnesses told reporters the bus lost control coming down the hill, hit two minivans sending one crashing into the tuk tuk and another colliding with a motorbike.

The bus driver and the biker were seriously injured and rushed to hospital where they are said to still be in a critial condition. The tuk tuk driver was treated for a broken wrist.

An investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched.

Photo Credit: Siang Prachachon Khon Phuket

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