Source: Xinhua | 2013-3-2 | ONLINE EDITION
SEVEN people in a passenger van were killed when it crashed into a road sign in eastern Chon Buri province today, Bangkok Post online reported.
Police said the passenger van was running between Bangkok and eastern Rayong province. The vehicle was carrying a driver and nine passengers.
The accident occurred at about 8:20 am today in Chon Buri' s Bang Lamung district.
Witnesses told police that the vehicle was travelling at high speed. It lost control, ran into the road sign and fell into a ditch.
The compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled van quickly caught fire.
Among the seven fatalities were five women and two men.
Two woman passengers and the driver were injured and taken to hospital.
The police suspected that the driver had dozed off while driving.