17 tourists hurt in Pong bus accident

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Seventeen Chinese tourists were injured May 10 when their tour bus flipped during heavy rain in Pong Sub-district.

The TWB Co. coach skid off an access road on Highway 36, coming to rest on its side. Seventeen Chinese tourists were hurt along with the Thai driver. None of the injuries were serious. All were taken to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Driver Kajonsak Pungprakone, 43, said the bus was coming from Koh Samet to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya in heavy rain that limited visibility.

Hitting the brakes, the driver lost control of the bus, which skidded and flipped on the wet pavement. He helped the passengers out of the bus via broken windows and called police.

Seventeen Chinese tourists and the driver were injured when their tour bus slid off the road and flipped onto its side during heavy rain in Pong Sub-district.Seventeen Chinese tourists and the driver were injured when their tour bus slid off the road and flipped onto its side during heavy rain in Pong Sub-district.