BANGKOK – June 4, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Col. Seubphong Karuna, Makkasan police station was notified about a public air-conditioned bus whic had collided with a height limit sign at of Asoke/ Petchburi intersection in Ratchathevi district Bangkok.
The NGV cylinders secured on the roof fell to the ground and caused, a smelly, gas leakage.
The police coordinated with the officers of the Public Disaster Relief Center to assist at the accident.
At the scene they found the public air conditioned bus number 40 plying the Lamsalee-Saitai route.
Mr. Kosol Phongsiri. age 51, the driver had parked the bus in the left lane. About 10 meter from the scene parts of the roof securing and seven NGV cylinders were lying on the ground.
The damaged NGV cylinders caused a gas smell spreading all over the area.
The officers sprayed water to stop the spreading of the gas and closed the traffic temporarily for 15 minutes until everything was back to normal.
Upon investigation Mr. Kosol said that he was driving to the garage in Praram 9 road but he was not used the route and while driving near the bridge beside Asoke intersection he heard a crashing sound from the roof of the bus.
He swiftly parked the bus on the side of the road. Got off and saw that the roof of the bus with the CNG cylinders had been hit the iron height limit sign.
The impact had dislodged the CNG cylinders one of them hit a motorbike rider who was injured. Some of the bystanders were also slightly injured. They were all taken Ratchavithi hospital.