After the accident occured on March 23, the Vietnamese embassy in Thailand contacted provincial authorities to take citizen protection measures.

It will will work with the host and Vietnamese agencies to bring bodies of victims home at the earliest.

The embassy also asked the transportation company to offer financial assistance to victims’ families.

Bodies of victims

The Foreign Ministry directed the embassy continue keeping track of the case.

Relevant information are available via the embassy’s hotline +66 89 896 6653 or Vietnam’s citizen protection hotline +84 981 84 84 84.

In its latest announcement, Thailand’s CPS company, which employed Vietnamese workers, said it will initially offer THB 200,000 (USD 2,000) to families of victims, then 700,000 THB depending on vehicle insurance.

According to the Thai media, the accident occurred in an intersection 150km west of Bangkok.

The surviving driver of the 16-seater van said the car was on way to Phunamron border gate, Myanmar when it was hit by a truck behind at an intersection without traffic light.

The van later plunged into a roadside canal after the crash.

About 100 search and rescue staff, drivers, public security and army forces were rushed to the scene to search for the victims.

All eight bodies were found, including a pregnant woman. Four others were sent to a nearby hospital.

Source: VNA