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Train Hits Bus in Thailand, Killing Three and Wounding Dozens

Image: A train crashed into a tourist bus killed three people
Thai rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a bus after its collision with a passenger train, in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand on April 3, 2016. EPA

A train smashed into a double-decker bus carrying Thai tourists at an unguarded railway crossing in central Thailand on Sunday. The Bangkok Post said that the driver of the bus was killed on the spot, and that two passengers died at a hospital. Around 30 passengers were injured.

Image: A train crashed into a tourist bus killed three people
A wreckage bus after crashing with passenger train at accident site in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, 03 April 2016. At least three people were killed and nearly 30 others injured after a passenger train crashed into a tourist bus on a crossing railway, media reports. EPA

The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in Nakhon Pathom province, west of Bangkok. The bus was taking tourists to Samet island in Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok.

Image: A train crashed into a tourist bus killed three people
The damage is visible on one of the passenger cars after the crash. EPA

See the CCTV footage here.