UPDATED: Train Accident in Ratchaburi

According to the Bangkok Post forty-two passengers, 19 Thais and 23 foreigners, were wounded when an express train hit a 10-wheel truck loaded with rubber wood at a railway crossing in Ratchaburi’s Pak Tho district on Tuesday, July 19 2011.

The Scandinavian embassies told this morning ScandAsia that they have no reports of any Scandinavians being involved in the accident. The latest update is the Danish embassy was informed about four Danes, one woman and three men, who were in the train. They were brought to the hospital for overall check-up and were releashed soon after.

The Bangkok-Surat Thani express train taking a large number of Thai and foreign tourists, mostly destined for the resort town of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, when it rammed into the 10-wheel truck at Ban Pho Kaew railway crossing.

Forty-two passengers, 19 Thais and 23 foreigners, were injured.  They were admitted to Pak Tho hospital.

The truck driver was also wounded.  He was admitted to Ratchaburi hospital.

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