2 hurt in train-car collision in Banglamung

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Two people were seriously injured when a State Railway of Thailand train hit their car in Nong Sadao in Banglamung District.

Yom Thiensri, 50, and her son, Surawut Thiensri, 20, were both in critical condition at Banglamung Hospital following the Oct. 28 accident in Moo 4 village.

Their Toyota Vios was hit as it crossed in front of a Bangkok-Plutaluang train, which suffered minor damage in the collision. Witnesses said the grade crossing had no lights or barriers.

Experts work to extricate the victims after their car was struck by a State Railway of Thailand train at an unmarked crossing in Nong Sadao in Banglamung District.Experts work to extricate the victims after their car was struck by a State Railway of Thailand train at an unmarked crossing in Nong Sadao in Banglamung District.

The truck-train collision was the fourth in Thailand last week. Six people were killed and 21 others seriously injured in collisions in Khon Kaen, Phitsanulok and Petchaburi.

The Transport Ministry estimates there are 584 railway crossings built throughout the kingdom by locals without coordination with the State Railway of Thailand. The SRT said it needs 3 billion baht to improve safety at more than 900 crossings countrywide.