Bus Accident Claims Four Lives and Injures Many

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Overview of the Tragic Event

A bus accident in Si Sa Ket, Thailand, took the lives of four individuals and left 34 others injured when it veered off a mountain road and overturned in Phu Sing district. The accident occurred on July 10th, 2023, during the Suranaree Trail Running competition. According to the police, the bus was carrying participants back to the starting point after finishing the race when it lost its balance on a trip down Phanom Dongrak mountain.

Location and Details

The incident took place near Phaya Kruepree cliff, a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. The exact number of passengers on board the bus is still being confirmed. The trail run began at Wat Krai Pattana and ended at Talad Mai on the mountain. Buses were provided to transport participants back to the starting point, but it seems that this particular bus faced unfortunate circumstances leading to the tragic accident.

Ongoing Investigation

Police are currently investigating the incident to determine the cause of the accident and if any negligence or mechanical failures played a role. As of now, no conclusions have been drawn, and the authorities are working diligently to gather information for a better understanding of the events that transpired.

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