At least 20 people have been killed and at least 30 injured in a train crash into a Buddhist temple in central Thailand on Sunday.
The accident happened at 8:05 a.m. local time near the Klang Kwang Klan railway station, 63 kilometers east of Bangkok, said Maitree Tritilan, governor of Chachoengsao Province.
A tour bus carrying 60 factory workers on its way to a Buddhist ceremony at a temple hit a freight train heading east from the capital as it crossed the railway track.
The impact of the crash caused the bus to turn towards it. TV footage from local networks showed debris and metals scattered around the crash site and rescue workers at the scene.
The governor said there was an alarm at the crossing and there was no barrier to block traffic from passing trains. He said the province would set up speed bumps and obstacles to improve visibility and also cut down trees near the crossing.
According to the World Health Organization, Thailand’s roads are among the deadliest in the world. Despite years of security campaigns there has not been much improvement.