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Eight killed in Thai train accident

A train that derailed on the Gulf of Thailand has claimed at least eight lives, and left 54 injured.

According to the Nation newspaper, about six of the train’s 16 coaches derailed near Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand. The train was heading from the southern city of Trang to Bangkok.

Director of the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand Chatree Charoencheewakun said that medical teams were on the spot and several injured persons had been taken to hospital.

The accident occurred less than 24 hours after another train, carrying cement powder, derailed north of Bangkok. There were no reported casualties.

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