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Chinese tourists injured in bus crash on Thai island

Twenty holiday makers treated in hospital after vehicle leaves road on Phuket

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 August, 2017, 2:29pm
UPDATED : Monday, 07 August, 2017, 2:29pm

Twenty Chinese tourists have been injured after a tour bus ran off the road and hit another two vehicles in Phuket in southern Thailand.

The accident happened at around 8pm local time on Sunday near a hill in Patong, according to a report on China News Agency.

Chinese father and son killed in Phuket bus crash

The tour bus, which was carrying 22 Chinese passengers, failed to brake and rolled on its side before colliding with a van and a car.

The injured 20 tourists were sent to hospital and there were no fatalities.

The report said the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

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Last month, a 10-year-old boy and his father were killed on the island after a tour bus lost control and overturned in Patong.