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Terrifying Train Collision: Freight Trains Derail and Injure Crew in Thailand – Railway Safety Measures Under Scrutiny!

On Tuesday morning, an unfortunate incident occurred in Ban Pong district, Ratchaburi province, when two freight trains collided at the Sa Kosinarai railway station. The accident resulted in the derailment of eight carriages and left three train crew members injured. The collision took place around 5:40 am at Sa Kosinarai station, located in tambon Tha Pha of Ban Pong district.

Freight train No.725, which had departed from Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chon Buri and was on its way to Tha Muang district in Kanchanaburi, crashed into another train that was stationary at the station, awaiting unloading. This led to the derailment of eight carriages.

Among the three injured train crewmen were train driver Suthep Samphinong and guard Bovornwit Wichitkul, who were both treated at a local hospital for minor injuries before being released. Train engineer Somsak Traidecha, however, suffered a more severe injury to his right leg and was admitted to Ban Pong Hospital for further treatment.

As a result of the accident, the track was blocked, causing delays for two passenger trains – No.260 (Nam Tok – Thon Buri) and No.257 (Thon Buri – Nam Tok). Passengers on these trains were transferred to buses to ensure they reached their destinations as scheduled. Work is underway to clear the derailed train carriages from the tracks using cranes, and normal train services are anticipated to resume by Tuesday afternoon.

Nirut Maneephan, the governor of the State Railway of Thailand, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of the collision. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures and effective communication in railway transportation to avoid potential accidents and ensure the well-being of train crews and passengers alike.

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