Chiang Mai crash: Four from same family among those killed
A family of six was among the victims of the horrific Chiang Mai bus crash, four of whom died including an 85-year-old, the oldest member of the tour group.
Low Chee Lan was on holiday in Chiang Mai with her second son Tan Yang Soon, 64, her youngest daughter Tan Sui Heng and their families when their chartered bus crashed into another vehicle before hitting a power pole and plunging into a ravine on Sunday.
Yang Soon survived the incident but his eldest daughter Tan Thin Thin, 39, was not as lucky.
His sister Sui Heng and her husband Ker Boon Kwang, 57, were among the deceased but their daughter Ker Shin Hui, 28, escaped with injuries.
Yang Soon’s brother-in-law Lim Poh Teot said that the former’s two sons had left for Chiang Mai early yesterday morning after learning of the incident on Sunday evening.
“We are all in shock. My sister [Yang Soon’s wife] especially is very emotional now.
“Her two sons are expected to arrive in Thailand tonight, so we are waiting for updates from them,” he told reporters yesterday.
Chiu Travel Agency general manager Terence Yung said all 22 Malaysian victims would receive insurance compensation amounting to RM100,000 (Bt841,000) per person.
He said that the company was working with the insurance company to help the victims and their next of kin.
“Before they went to Chiang Mai on December 17, they already took travel insurance as it is important as well as a norm for our travel company.
“What we do have right now is that 10 people are injured including a traveller in a coma,” he added.