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Six marine officials killed as van blows tyre, crashes into tree

Six Marine Department officials were killed and five others seriously injured when their van struck a tree in Chumphon province Sunday morning.

A burst tyre was blamed for the 10am accident. The van plunged into a ditch and smashed against a tree.

The officials – all male between 42 and 58 years old – were returning from Phuket, where they’d helped dredge canals.

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