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BANGKOK, October 26 (Itar-Tass) —— As many as 20 Russian tourists were injured on Wednesday as a tourist bus got into a traffic accident on Thailand’s island of Phuket. Four persons were hospitalized, press secretary of the Russian embassy in Thailand Vitaly Anopov told Itar-Tass.
According to Anopov, the accident took place on a motor road near the Patong beach. The bus driver jammed on the brake and lost control of the vehicle. The bus went off. Luckily, it stayed upright.
“Twenty out of 38 people inside the bus were hurt in the accident. Four passengers were hospitalized. One was taken to Phuket International Hospital, the other three – to Bangkok Hospital, also on Phuket,” the Russian diplomat said.
According to preliminary information, the four injured are in satisfactory condition.
The Russian embassy in Thailand keeps a close eye on the situation, Anopov added. Officers of the Russian honorary consulate on Phuket are rendering all possible help.