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MOSCOW, October 23 (Itar-Tass) - According to preliminary reports, a tourist bus, which has got in a road accident in northern Thailand, carried no Russians, executive director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators Maya Lomidze told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The tour operators do not have exact information about this road accident, but it is hardly probable that the bus was carrying tourists from Russia, moreover an organized group of tourists.”
At least 17 people died and not less than ten people were wounded in a road accident, which occurred in northern Thailand on Wednesday.
According to the local police, the brakes of the bus failed, it skidded off the road and fell in a deep ravine. The bus was carrying the tourists, who were participating in a religious ceremony and were heading from the province Chiang Rai to the city of Chiang Mai.