7 killed when their pickup track hit by speeding train

A pickup truck was hit by a speeding train it his northeastern province after the truck refused to stop at a rail crossing. Seven people inside the truck were all killed, police said.

The accident happened at 4:20 am on the Mittraparp bypass road outside Udon Thani provincial seat. The truck was dragged by the Bangkok-Nong Khai train for about 300 metre.

Police said the automatic system already blocked the road with a barrier but the truck crisscrossed the blockade and was cut into the middle by the speeding train.

The Nation

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