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Bus accident in Thailand kills 31

English.news.cn   2013-12-27 10:37:34            

BANGKOK, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A coach plunged off a bridge in Lom Sak district of north Thailand's Phetchabun province, leaving at least 31 people dead and four others injured, local media reported on Friday.

The coach carrying 37 people departed from Khon Kaen province at around 8 p.m. Thursday local time and fell off a 50-meter high bridge on its way to the northeastern Chiang Rai province.

The accident was spotted around midnight and rescue is now under way.

The Chinese embassy in Thailand is now confirming with local police to see if there are any Chinese casualties, and has received no reply yet.

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