Two children, and five and a six-year-old have died after being run over by a school bus in Phrao yesterday, Feb. 27.
The accident occurred in Kiang Sang, Moo 1 Mae Paeng as the children were being dropped off after school.
According to reports, the kids had exited the bus and were waiting to cross the road when the bus itself rolled down a hill and over them, killing them on impact.
The names of the children, just for once, were not released by Thai language media.
The driver of the bus, Mr. Surachai Rakmanut, 66, told police that the bus had suffered a “mechanical failure,” causing it to roll down the hill and over the children.
Mr. Rakmanut was arrested by police has had been charged with “reckless driving causing death to others.”