Thai train crash leaves more than 50 hurt

Baku, March 28, AZERTAC

More than 50 people have been injured after a two-train crash in central Thailand, a senior official says.

The crash occurred at 10.15pm on Thursday in Ayutthaya province when a rapid train from Bangkok to Denchai slammed into the back of a stationary express train.

'Of the 52 injured, six people remain in hospital, two are in critical condition,' Thanongsak Kongprasert, a senior official at the State Railway of Thailand, said.

He added that six carriages had fallen off the tracks in the crash and that the two victims fighting for their lives in hospital were the driver and technician on board the Bangkok-Denchai train.

Local disaster planning official Udonsak Kawnuna said two foreigners, from the US and South Korea, were injured and under observation at a nearby hospital.

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