More than a dozen of foreign tourists were admitted to hospital after their tour bus crashed into a bridge crossing Tapee River in Mueang District, Surat Thani province. The bus was stuck beneath the Tapee River Bridge with half of its roof slid off. The driver, Anurak Puphiromya, fled the scene but was later apprehended by the police.

According to Mr. Anurak, he became unfamiliar with the route as he entered Mueang District, so he asked directions from a local resident, who generously drove a car ahead of the bus to lead him.