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11 Myanmar workers injured after truck flips in Kamphaeng Phet

Jul 03. 2017
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By The Nation

A six-wheel truck transporting 45 Myanmar workers from Samut Sakhon province to Tak’s Mae Sot district drove into a road ditch in Kamphaeng Phet and overturned early Monday morning, slightly injuring 11 workers, police said.

The accident happened at about 6am in Ban Pruek Makood village in tambon Klong Kloong of Kamphaeng Phet’s Klong Kloong district.

Police said the truck drove into the ditch in the middle of the road and the injured workers were sent to Klongkloong district to receive treatment. 

The 34 remaining workers waited at the scene of the accident. 

They were later transported to Klong Kloong Police Station to wait for another bus to deliver them to Mae Sot.

Paithoon Kerdyoo 26, the truck’s driver, said he was part of 20 trucks hired by the Samut Sakhon immigration office to deliver Myanmar workers, who did not have proper documents, to the border checkpoint in Mae Sot so that they could get proper documentation.

Paithoon said he left Samut Sakhon at 10.30pm on Sunday and the accident occurred after he fell asleep at the wheel.

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