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Two dead, six injured as cargo container crashes into MPV in Loei


Two people were killed and six others seriously injured when the Toyota Avanza seven-seat MPV they were travelling in collided with a wheeled cargo container, which had dislodged from a 28-wheel truck heading in the opposite direction, and then crashed into a roadside tree in Loei on Monday morning.

Two dead, six injured as cargo container crashes into MPV in Loei

Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene at around 8am, a curve of Ban Siew on Loei-Phu Rua Road in Tambon Siew of Muang district.

They found the wrecked MPV against the tree, while the 28-wheel truck was near its dislodged cargo container. 

Two of the MPV passengers – Anchalee Limwilaikul and Rewadi Limwilaikul – died from their injuries after being rushed to hospital. The six seriously injured persons were identified as Watchara Ajarnsut, Yadthip Ajarnsut, Nipa Limwilaikul, Nittaya Limwilaikul, Manee Limwilaikul and Thanthip Limwilaikul.

All are Bangkok residents who were reportedly heading home from a holiday trip in Chiang Khan district.

Two dead, six injured as cargo container crashes into MPV in Loei

Truck driver Atthapong Pimphetch, 32, who waited at the scene to surrender to police, said he was driving from Phu Rua district towards Muang district. When he reached the Ban Siew curve, the wheeled cargo container dislodged and crashed onto the oncoming MPV, he told police.

Published : December 10, 2018

By : The Nation