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23 tourists, supposedly Russians, injured in Thailand bus accident

November 15, 2013, 10:38 UTC+3 BANGKOK

50 to 51 people were in the bus

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BANGKOK, November 15 (Itar-Tass) - Twenty three people were injured when a bus carrying tourists, supposedly Russians, collided with another vehicle in Thailand, a Russian Embassy source told Itar-Tass.

According to the diplomat, this information is preliminary. Thai authorities said about 23 injured people. Four or five received serious injuries. Fifty to 51 people were in the bus. Thai police identified them as Russians. The information would be checked, said the head of the embassy consular office, Andrei Dvornikov.

According to the online newspaper Pkuket Wan, the bus driver attempted to avoid the collision. In his words, he was driving the bus at a low speed and had to drive off the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle. The bus was carrying tourists on an excursion to the province of Kanchanaburi. Most of the passengers were sleeping.

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