By The Nation
The injured were taken to Phatthalung Hospital following the 7am accident at a curve on the Asia Highway in Moo 3, Tambon Tha Kae, in Muang district.
There was great commotion at the hospital with students crying in pain. Police said three of the injured were badly hurt.
The bus was already full with students heading to school when it stopped at the curve to pick up another passenger.
The six-wheel truck rear-ended it as the driver pulled onto the road, causing both vehicles to fall to the roadside.