Bus-Truck Crash Kills 19

BANGKOK (July 23, 2013)--Police say 19 people were killed and at least 20 were injured when a double-decker passenger bus caught fire after a collision on one of Thailand's busiest highways, police said.

Police Lt. Assavathep Chantanaree said an 18-wheeler crashed into the Bangkok-bound overnight bus early Tuesday on Mitraphab highway in the central province of Saraburi.

He said most passengers were trapped in the bus when it caught on fire, including the drivers.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash were working to identify the dead bodies.

It wasn't known if the truck driver was among the dead.

Assavathep says another woman was injured when a pickup truck crashed into the bus and 18-wheeler.


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