Hua Hin Train Accident : Death Toll Rises to 10

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Death toll of the train derailment in Prachuab Khiri Khan province rises to ten while southern trains to Bangkok were all suspended.

Yutthana Thapcharoen, governor of State Railway of Thailand, said seven of the victims were women while two others were men. There was still one body trapped inside a compartment.He said 65 injured passengers were already sent to hospitals nearby. A train heading to Bangkok derailed near Khao Tao station in the province’s Hua Hin district at about 4.45am reportedly amidst heavy rains. The train left Trang at 5.20pm Sunday and was scheduled to arrive Bangkok at 8.25am Monday.

Yutthana said his office suspended all southern trains to Bangkok for a day and will evaluate the situation later. “But I believe that it would take more than one day,” he said. Rescue trains from Bangsue and Thungsong stations of Bangkok and Thungsong station of Nakhon Si Thammarat province to help lift the derailed trains.

Reports said that the No 84 train was arriving at Khao Tao station amidst heavy rains.

The Nation

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