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11 people injured after car hits polling booth in Bangkok
www.chinaview.cn 2004-08-29 15:46:07

    BANGKOK, Aug. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- 11 people, including an official manning a polling booth in Lard Prao district in Bangkok, are injured early Sunday after a brand new car accidentally slammed and damaged the booth.

    Thailand began the Bangkok governor election from Sunday morning, 21 candidates contended the governor.

    Lard Prao district officer, Bundit Vinijchaikul was quoted by the Thai News Agency as saying that the accident occurred at about8.30 a.m., half-an-hour after the polling booth has been opened for eligible voters to cast votes on a Bangkok governor, when the red registration plate Toyota car, driven by a woman, hit the booth from behind as the driver was trying to park her car.

    Bundit said he believed that the woman just learned how to drive and went into a wrong gear at the time when the accident occurred.

    Ten people who were at the booth and an official were injured. All of them were sent to the nearby Siam Hospital for treatment.

    Part of the booth collapsed after the accident and a new one has been installed immediately, the agency said. Enditem

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