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Passenger train derailed at Hua Hin: many injured and dead

Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » Mo Okt 05, 2009 8:51 am

Passenger train derails in Thailand, 5 dead: report

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A passenger train bound for Bangkok derailed in Thailand's Hua Hin coastal resort district in heavy rain early Monday, killing at least five people and injuring up to 50, local media reports said.

About six of the train's 16 cars went off the tracks and some people were believed trapped, reported Jor Sor Roi, a Bangkok radio station, quoting rescue workers at the scene.


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According to The nation there are already 7 dead.

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Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » Mo Okt 05, 2009 9:18 am

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Passenger train derails in Thailand, 5 dead: report

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A passenger train bound for Bangkok derailed in Thailand's Hua Hin coastal resort district in heavy rain early Monday, killing at least five people and injuring up to 50, local media reports said.

About six of the train's 16 cars went off the tracks and some people were believed trapped, reported Jor Sor Roi, a Bangkok radio station, quoting rescue workers at the scene.


The Washington Post oct. 5, 2009

According to The nation there are already 7 dead.

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Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » Di Okt 06, 2009 5:27 pm

Sleeping driver may have caused Thai train to derail

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Initial reports into how a Thai train derailed, killing several people and injuring almost 90 near a coastal resort, suggest the driver may have fallen asleep, the state railway said Tuesday.

The overnight passenger train, travelling from southern Trang province to Bangkok, came off the tracks in heavy rain 13 kilometres south of Hua Hin town, a popular tourist getaway and regular retreat of Thailand's king.

Satit Wongnongtaey, the minister attached to the Thai premier's office, said Monday that eight people had been killed but a health ministry statement confirmed Tuesday that the toll was seven, all Thai females.

In total 88 were injured, 22 of whom remained in three local hospitals, the statement said. Acccording to Hua Hin hospital's website, a two-year-old girl was among the dead and six foreigners were hurt.

Montakarn Sivirat, a spokeswoman for the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), said a committee had been set up to investigate the accident and will conclude its inquiry within five days.

"The SRT governor has said that the accident may have been caused by the driver falling asleep," she said.

Transport Minister Sophon Zarum said Monday that the train appeared to have gone through a red light signal and was speeding before the incident, which happened at 4:50am Monday (2150 GMT Sunday).

One passenger also told Thai TV's Channel Three that the train was speeding, saying "it shook before it lost control".

Rail services in the south, which ground to a halt on Monday as a result of the incident, resumed early Tuesday morning, Montakarn told AFP.

"SRT estimates damages from the accident will total 129 million baht (S$5.4 million), " she added.


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Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » Mo Okt 12, 2009 5:44 pm

Train driver sacked following Thailand's railways disaster

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (TNA) - The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) on Monday fired a train driver who collapsed while on duty, causing the train he was driving to Bangkok to derail in the resort town of Hua Hin in Prachuab Khiri Khan last week, leaving seven passengers dead and injuring nearly 90 others.

SRT deputy governor Pakorn Tangjetsakow, who is also chairman of the committee probing the derailment of the Route No. 84 passenger train, bound from Trang to Bangkok, said that the investigation showed that the accident was not caused by a technical glitch, but by collective human error--the train driver, an engineer and other staff.

He said driver Roengsak Phanthep told investigators that he had taken medicines for fever and allergy and collapsed without warning as the train approached the accident scene.

Mr Parorn said the train under Roengsak's control jumped the stop light at Wang Phong Station and ran at high speed to Khao Tao station in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district before derailing there.

The SRT deputy governor said the committee decided to dismiss Mr Roengsak, while the engineer and staff of the derailed train will be punished by cutting their salaries by 15 per cent for 10 months.

The government-owned railway is facing a severe staff shortage and numbers of train drivers have been unable to take holidays or sick leave.

The SRT earlier said it will request Transport Minister Sopon Zarum for permission to recruit more personnel to offset its manpower shortage, and that train maintenance will be upgraded following the worst rail incident in Thailand for many years. (TNA)


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