Gory scene at crash site

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015

Grim reminder: Passengers’ belongings and bus parts seen untouched after the fatal crash in the Doi Saket district near Chiang Mai. — ROYCE TAN/The Star

CHIANG MAI: The crash site along the 43km mark of Thailand’s Highway 118 en route to Chiang Rai was a scene most gory.

A mere glance at the wreckage in the ravine in the Doi Saket district here tell a horrifying story of what the passengers went through in the bus crash.

Passenger seats were strewn all over the place due to the impact of the crash.

Also seen were bags, clothes, food and soft toys. The roof of the bus was ripped off.

Although the main frame of the bus had been brought back to the Doi Saket police station, the crash scene was still cordoned off as police investigations are ongoing.

“Everything is left untouched. We just took the bus to the police station.

“Everything else is still here,” said a police personnel at the scene.

The Star team which arrived here yesterday morning, took a 45-minute drive to the crash site.

The road heading towards the scene was quite a winding one with sharp bends at certain spots. The two-lane road would merge into one at some points before reverting into two lanes again.

Based on observation, some drivers tend to overtake vehicles in front of them via the opposite lane when the two lanes were merged into one, even at the blind spots.

The 13 Malaysians were among 22 passengers on board the bus, which was travelling from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai when it crashed into another vehicle before falling into a ravine on Sunday morning.

“We have found 15 passports. Seven are still missing. We will continue to search for evidence,” said the senior official.

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