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One killed, four injured in car crash in Phuket

01-11-2012 16:41 BJT

BANGKOK, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- A fatal motorbike accident in Thailand's southern Phuket island was compounded when a car which slowed to survey the carnage was hit from behind and launched into a crowd of onlookers, The Nation online reported on Wednesday.

A pregnant woman was killed and four others were injured in the twin accident took place Tuesday evening.

Dead at the scene was Sudjai Athaan, a 37-year-old rubber tapper who was pregnant for six-months. Her body were transported to the Vachira Phuket Hospital morgue.

An unidentified male was rushed to Vachira Hospital for critical injuries.

After observing the wreckage, one rescue worker said Sudjai was probably driving against the traffic with a load of laundry when she hit the other vehicle head-on.

Neither person was wearing a safety helmet, the rescue worker said.

Just after police arrived at the scene and were beginning to question witnesses, a sedan heading toward the scene slowed suddenly to survey the damage and to avoid hitting the large crowd that was gathering at the scene.

The sedan was hit from behind by a cab driven by 44-year-old Amphrai Khaow-im.

The impact sent the sedan into a crowd of onlookers and motorbikes on the side of the road.

Two 21-year-old women, identified as Aphiya Khroomkaew and Issaphon Sae-lim, were injured, rescue workers said.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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