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21 dead as Thai tour bus plunges into ravineThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: A chartered bus taking merit makers back home from a temple plunged into a roadside ravine in Lampang last night, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others.

Police said the accident happened at 7 pm on the Wang Nua-Phayao Road in Tambon Wangthong in Lampang's Wang Nua district.

Police said the bus crashed into the roadside guardrail and plunged into a 50-metre-deep ravine.