Thailand Road Carnage: Three dead in crash in southern Thailand

Jun 16, 2021 | 

A scene of utter carnage faced Khiansa police, firemen and rescue services in Surat Thani in southern Thailand yesterday after a collision and resulting fire left three dead and one injured. 

Daily News called it “theung khaat” – when your number’s up, it’s up.

Two trucks carrying wood had stopped on Route 44, the road to Krabi from Surat Thani. 

The lead driver had got out to discuss the way with the second driver when a truck carrying car tires plowed into the back.


Picture: Daily News

It took fire services an hour to get the blaze under control. 

Rittipong, 21, a passenger in the tire truck, and Wirawat, 47, an 18 wheeler driver, were dead at the scene. Decha, 44, a driver of one of the timber trucks died on the way to hospital.

Pornphiphat, 58, the driver of the tire truck was injured and now is in police custody in hospital. 

He managed to flee his cab in time.