6 dead, 50 injured as bus overturns in Thailand

Bangkok: Around six people, including an infant, lost their lives while about 50 others were injured when a bus overturned in Khlong Luang on Sunday.

The mishap took place at 3:20 am (local time) on the Phahon Yothin highway, the Bangkok Post reported while quoting Police Captain Vacharapong Thienpratham.

The bus, belonging to the Prayad Tour Company, left from the Phanom Phrai district in Roi-et province on Saturday evening. Passengers have stated that the bus overturned when the driver pulled the brakes to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front while it was raining heavily.

Four women, one man and a three to five-month-old baby girl lost their lives due to the accident, while the 50 injured victims were rushed to nearby hospitals including the Thammasat Chalerm Phra Kiat, Bang Pakok Rangsit, Pathumvech, Pattara-Thonburi, Paolo Rangsit amongst others.

Police are still looking for the bus driver, who is believed to be amongst the injured as investigations pertaining to the tragedy are underway.