BANGKOK – A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday of the week after another high blood toll showed Thailand's ongoing dangers
The fire was reported to police around 1:30 pm reported in the province of Tak in western Thailand along the border with Myanmar. The bus drove to a factory in an industrial zone near Bangkok. Local media reported the workers came from Myanmar.
Police Lieutenant Raewat Aiemtak said 27 people managed to escape the fire, one of which was badly burned.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but Raewat said The driver reported that the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly. The people at the front could escape, but those in the back of the vehicle were trapped.
On March 21, a chartered coach lost control of a departure curve in northeastern Thailand and slid off the road. 18 people died and 33 injured A day later, a bus slipped in the rain on a school trip in central Ayutthaya province, killing and injuring 39 people
According to World, Thailand has the second highest rate of deaths in the world after Libya Statistics of health organization
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