On the night of July 16, a passenger train of State Railways of Thailand (SRT) from Bangkok to Chiang Mai derailed in the mountainous area of Phrae province in the north of Thailand, injuring 23 passengers, mostly foreign tourists. However, there was no report of injured Scandinavians, according to the announcement on SRT website. The accident has temporarily halted the North-bound train earlier today.
The overnight train skidded off the old tracks and seven of 10 carriages flipped onto their sides, State Railway of Thailand governor Prapas Jongsanguan said. The accident occurred in Denchai district of Phrae province.
Ms. Prapas said that from the initial investigation the train was travelling under its limit but the tracks at that stretch were old and in poor condition.
For a full list of injured passengers in the accident, click here.