25 people, including two children died Monday after a Van crashed into a pickup truck and burst into flames in Thailand. The van driver lost control and crossed the grass median colliding with the pickup truck going in the opposite direction in Chonburi Province. The passenger van runs on LPG, the Gas cylinders caught fire and exploded. Thailand accidents are brutal.
In the van: 14 people (5 men and 9 women) were killed. One person survived.
In the pickup truck: 11 killed (3 men, 6 women and 2 toddlers). One person survived.
The 2 survivors were thrown out of the vehicles and avoided the burning hell.
RIP – Life is Unpredictable!
RIP – Tragic waste of a young life!
In Thailand, road accidents cause about one death every hour, 38 deaths per 100,000 per year, ranks 3 in the world and Asia’s deadliest. Thailand actually ranks worst in the world for Motorcycle casualties with more than 70% of the country’s road fatalities. 26,000 traffic deaths per year, and hundreds of thousands of injured victims, many of which are permanently crippled or disabled.
The two most dangerous times of the year on the road are the Thai new year of Songkran (April) and the New Year (December/January). They are named “the seven deadliest days”. The rate of fatalities in Thailand doubles to 52 per day, or about 2 deaths every hour.