MOSCOW, October 26 (Itar-Tass) —— The Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) is monitoring the situation with the Russian tourists who got involved in a road accident on the island of Phuket, Thailand, Oleg Moseyev, Rostourism press secretary, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday, October 26.
He said Rostorism would keep the public posted on the circumstances of the accident.
Moseyev confirmed that this referred to 38 tourists, 20 of them injured. The Association of Tour Operators of Russia, in its turn, noted that four Russian tourists were rushed to hospitals. Local medics are going to discharge three of them on Thursday, October 27.
“All of them are conscious; their lives are not in danger,” sources in the Association said.
Tourists say that the bus was traveling along a winding highland route. At one of the turns there was a danger of the bus colliding with a passenger automobile. In order to avoid the head-on collision, the bus swerved and landed in a ditch.
The Association stressed that all of the tourists had the Russian insurance policies. Sources in the host company said there was no need for insurance. The bus that carried the tourists was insured by a Thai company, which will pay the costs.