2 Chinese killed, 24 hurt in Thailand bus accident | Updated: 2017-07-12 16:32

Two Chinese tourists were killed and 24 others injured after a bus carrying 32 Chinese tourists overturned on Thailand's Phuket Island at 11:30 pm local time on Monday, according to China's consular office in Phuket.

2 Chinese killed, 24 hurt in Thailand bus accident

A man rushes to help rescue the injured in a bus accident in Patong, Phuket, Thailand, July 10, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] 

As Thai local media reported, a 10-year-old boy died on the spot and 25 others were injured, but one of them died later.

The accident happened on the way back to their hotel after the Chinese tourists enjoyed a trip to a spa, according to local police.

The bus driver said that the bus's brakes didn't work when the bus was driving down a ramp, which caused the driver to lose control as the vehicle crashed into motorcycles, cars, auto repair shops and houses along the road.

Police brought the bus driver to the police station as part of the investigation and inspected the bus to clarify the cause of the accident.

On June 29, a bus carrying 33 Chinese tourists was in a crash with a motorcycle on the same section of road. The accident left the motorcycle's driver, a Thai woman, dead and injured 24 Chinese tourists. That accident was due to brake failure.

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