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At least 13 Vietnamese killed in Thai crash—police

/ 04:06 PM June 02, 2014

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BANGKOK — At least 13 Vietnamese passengers were killed early Monday when their van collided with a truck as they travelled to northeastern Thailand, police said.

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Four other people were seriously injured in the pre-dawn accident in Chaiyaphum province, a district police chief told AFP.

The van was carrying 16 Vietnamese travelling from Bangkok to Nong Bua Lamphu province for a Christian seminar, said the police chief Panas Boonyangyao.

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He said the truck driver told police that the van inexplicably careered into his vehicle.

Thailand’s roads are among the world’s deadliest and accidents are common.

A recent report by the World Health Organization said Thailand saw 38.1 road deaths per 100,000 people in 2010 — behind only the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean and the South Pacific island of Niue.

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