Singaporean woman killed in road accident in Thailand

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Singaporean woman killed in road accident in Thailand

PHUKET: A 21-year-old Singaporean woman was killed in a road accident on Friday night in Muang district of Phuket, Thailand.

Another seven others - including her four Singaporean passengers - were injured when she lost control of the car while it was going downhill, causing it to hit the tour bus, The Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.

The bus driver and two guides on board the bus also sustained injuries.

An investigation officer at Karon police station said the accident was reported at around 10.50 pm.

The Bangkok Post said that police, disaster prevention and mitigation officials and rescue workers found a badly damaged Toyota Yaris and a small white bus with a broken windscreen when they arrived at the scene.

Preliminary investigations showed that the car was travelling from Tambon Chalong to Tambon Karon.

The driver lost control of her vehicle while the car was coming downhill, causing it to hit the bus, reported The Bangkok Post.

The Singaporean woman driver was unconscious at the scene and succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital, according to the newspaper.

The Bangkok Post also reported that Pol Lt Ekkachai Siri, an inspector of Phuket Tourist Police, had revealed the names of the dead and injured victims.

The driver who was killed was identified as Ho Jia Hui Renee, 21. The four injured Singaporeans were two men and two women by Byran Teo Li Yan, 30, Poh Mao Xin, 30, Pang Jiang Ning Eliana, 21, and Ng Ja Xin, 66. CNA reached out to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.