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Car Accident Damaged School Materials, A Child Died

Posted: March 13th, 2013

A truck which carried Karen State Education Assistance Group (KSEAG) school materials got an accident on the 25th of February, it damaged some school materials and truck driver’s child was dead in the accident. The accident happened around 06:00am on Tak-Maesot high way near the entrance to Maesot.

h’ra Ko Lo Htoo, a coordinator of KSEAG said, “The car left Bangkok and supposed to arrive Maesot in the evening at 19:00pm if he came directly. But he stopped at his home in Nakornsawan and had party with his friends till late night. He left again early in the next morning probably with hangover then drove onto the road side by itself.”

The driver ran away from the accident and left his wife and a dead son. A source from KSEAG confirmed that police caught the driver in his home town and started to investigate about the accident. The cost of the school materials damaged was more than 4million Baht and company agreed to cover 75% of the cost.

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