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Eight migrant workers killed, two missing in Kanchanaburi road accident

Mar 23. 2019
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By The Nation

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Eight Myanmar migrants drowned and two others are missing presumed dead after a van they were travelling in was hit by a 10-wheel truck and both vehicles plunged into a canal in Kanchanaburi's Tha Muang district on Saturday.

Police said the accident happened at 12.10pm at the Sa Setthi Intersection in Tambon Ban Mai.

About 100 rescuers rushed to the scene to try to save the passengers who were trapped inside the van.

The rescuers retrieved eight bodies, one of them a pregnant woman. Four were rescued and were sent to a nearby hospital.

Officials said two migrants were still missing.

Police said the van was taking the migrants back to Myanmar.

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