Thai bus crash injures 13 Danish tourists and kills driver

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BANGKOK (Reuters): More than a dozen Danish tourists in Thailand were injured after a bus lost control and crashed in the northern Mae Hong Son, a remote mountainous province, officials said on Friday.

The driver of the tour bus, a 50 year-old man, died in hospital following the crash that happened late on Thursday.

Thirteen tourists from Denmark were being treated in hospital for injuries, district chief Anek Pantayom told Reuters. Four were said to have severe injuries including broken bones.

The tourists were being driven to a full-moon party, broadcaster ThaiPBS reported.

In December, a bus accident killed 14 and injured 20.

A Thai driver was killed and 13 Danish passengers were injured, when the van they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in Pai, Mae Hong Son province.

BERNAMA reported that In the incident at 9.45 pm (local time) on Thursday, the 50-year-old driver was driving a van carrying 10 women and three men aged 19-24 from Chiang Mai to Pai.

Mae Hong Son tourist police inspector, Pol Lt Col Suwit Boonyaphen said initial investigation found the van lost control and plunged into a ravine in Pai.

"The driver, seriously injured in the accident, later died at Pai Hospital at 12:12 am (local time) on Friday.

"Three passengers suffered severe injuries and are undergoing surgery at Pai Hospital. The remaining passengers are receiving medical attention at Pai and Chiang Mai Ram Hospital,” he said in a statement.

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