09.10.2020

Nine injured as crane hits bus

The boom of a Rough Terrain crane ripped the passenger section from a truck bus in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday, injuring nine men.

The men, all migrant labourers were being transported home at around 21:00 on Wednesday night in the back of the truck, when the top caught up in the boom nose of the crane which was leaving a work site. The crane, a Tadano Rough Terrain owned by contractor SSMC, had gone through the gates and pulled up at the junction with Wireless Road – close to the Japanese embassy. Its boom however was protruding into the street and caught up on the roof of the passing bus/truck ripping the entire bus module off the back with all nine men inside.

The men were taken to two hospitals in the areas for treatment. The following news video shows the scene:

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