At least 20 Myanmar migrant workers dead in Thailand bus fire

The bus was carrying 47 Myanmar migrant workers reportedly from a Thai border town to Bangkok .

By: | Updated: 30 Mar 2018 10:27 AM
At least 20 Myanmar migrant workers dead in Thailand bus fire

Image: "AFP/DAILYNEWS"

New Delhi: At least 20 people are reported dead in a fire that took place early morning in a bus in Thailand.

In the TV footage a bus on fire with many passengers trapped inside could be seen.

The bus was carrying Myanmar migrant workers from a Thai border town to Bangkok reportedly.

The reason for the fire that caught one of the four buses lying together to Bangkok was not immediately clear.

According to the officials, the death toll is 20, with three people injured.

Image: "AFP/DAILYNEWS"

Image: "AFP/DAILYNEWS"

The bus was carrying 47 people reportedly. It was 1:25 am when the bus caught fire in the northwestern province of Tak, near the border of Myanmar.

If the reports are true, such instances of the labourers falling victim to safety lapse are not new. It is reported that the migrant workers are paid low and they are victims of safety lapses and exploitation in Thailand.

Image: "AFP/DAILYNEWS"

It was only last week when at least 18 people lost their lives in a road mishap in the northeast of the country because the driver allegedly was high on drugs. Thailand has had a record of road mishaps with a large number of people losing lives in such accidents.

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First Published: 30 Mar 2018 10:27 AM
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