Three dead in collision between van transporting monks and truck in Phayao

Three people have died and four were injured in a collision between a passenger van and a 22-wheel truck in Phayao yesterday, April 21.

The accident happened on Phayao-Chiang Kham Road in Moo 5 Dong Suwan, Dok Khamtai District at around 2:50 p.m.

One of the deceased was named as one of the monks, Phra Nom, 60, while the other two dead were not named but included the driver.

According to reports, the driver of the van, who was transporting three monks and two novice monks from a Wat in Nakkhon Ratchasima to a Wat in Phayao to make merit may have fallen asleep, crossing into the path of the truck traveling in the opposite direction.

The other four injured were taken to Dok Khamtai Hospital.

Police are investigating.