Bus plunges into a ravine, kills 29 in Thailand

  • AP, Bangkok
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2013 09:47 IST

A passenger bus smashed through the guard rail on a bridge in northern Thailand and then plunged into a ravine, killing 29 of the 33 people on board, police said on Friday.

The accident took place in northern Thailand late on Thursday night.

The bus fell 50 meters (yards) into the ravine from the Khun Pha Muang bridge, said Ban Klang district deputy chief police Jiraphat Tanrak.

Lax vehicle maintenance, poor driver education and crowded roads mean deadly accidents are more common in Thailand and other developing countries than in many Western nations.

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