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20 killed on temple trip in Thailand as bus, train collide

October 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Rescue workers stand at the crash site where a train collided with a paseengers bus in Chacheongsao province in central Thailand October 11, 2020. Dailynews via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. THAILAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN THAILAND

A bus heading to a Buddhist temple collided with a train in central Thailand on Sunday, killing at least 20 people dead and injuring 30, authorities said.

(CNN) A bus heading to a Buddhist temple collided with a train in central Thailand on Sunday, killing at least 20 people dead and injuring 30, authorities said.

(0105 GMT) near the Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station 63 km (40 miles) east of Bangkok, said Maitree Tritilanon, governor of Chachoengsao province, where the crash occurred.

A tour bus carrying some 60 factory workers on their way to a Buddhist ceremony at a temple was crossing a railway track when it was hit by a freight train headed to the capital from the east of the country.

Governor Maitree said the crossing has an alarm but no barrier to block traffic when a train is coming.

He said the province will install speed bumps and barriers as well as cut down trees near the crossing to improve visibility.

"Let this case be a lesson, and we will make improvements at risky spots so such accidents will not take place again," Maitree said in a statement.

The bus passengers were traveling from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chachoengsao for a merit-making ceremony marking the end of the Buddhist Lent.

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