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Killer hill inspected by Transport Minister

Apr 15. 2018
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By The Nation

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Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith led a team to inspect the Doi Ruak hill area on Highway No 12 (Tak-Mae Sot) in the border province of Tak on Sunday, after three recent major crashes killed 27 people.

Arkhom was welcomed by Tak governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat, who also provided an update about the authorities’ progress in the Songkran road-safety campaign.

In the past two weeks, the Doi Ruak hill area has seen three major crashes. A fire onboard a bus transporting registered Myanmar workers resulted in 20 deaths on March 30. Then six Myanmar workers died in an April 9 bus crash.

The third incident took place shortly after the April 9 crash while officials were assisting at the crash scene. In that crash, a bus lost control while running downhill and crashed into a highway police car, hit a road barrier and slid 50 metres before fatally hitting Tak labour protection official Marida Thanyakitrungroj, 35.

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