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18 killed in Thailand bus-train collision

At least 18 people were dead while dozens injured when train collided with a bus in Thailand on Sunday, officials said.

According to the reports, the crash happened on Sunday morning east of Bangkok, when a cargo train bumped into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony.

Images from the scene show the bus overturned after being collided with the cargo train, heavily damaged and objects scattered along the train tracks.

According to the reports, there were 60 passengers travelling in the bus at the time of the crash.

Prayut Chan-O-Cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand extended his condolences over the accident and called for a thorough investigation.

According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), Thailand had the second-highest traffic fatality rate in the world as traffic collisions are common in the country due to poor safety standards and busy roads.

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