By The Nation
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.