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17 dead,30 injured in bus-train collision

In a shocking incident, at least 17 people were dead and 30 others were injured as the bus they were travelling collided with a train. The accident took place on Sunday morning at Chacheongsao in central Thailand.

As per reports, the train smashed into the bus with 65 passengers on board while it was crossing a railway track . The bus passengers were on their way to a temple in Cha Choeng Sao province Рtwo hours from the capital Bangkok Рfor a ceremony to mark the end of Buddhist Lent.

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The bus was overturned on its side, the top of it ripped off. The number of casualties and injured is expected to rise.

According to a 2018 report by the World Health Organization, Thailand has the second-highest traffic fatality rate in the world.

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