Lonely Planet Writer

Phuket tourist bus crash leaves three dead

Kata-Karon region, Phuket.
Kata-Karon region, Phuket. Image by Max Pfandl / CC BY 2.0

Three Chinese tourists were killed when their tour bus crashed off a road and plunged down an embankment in Phuket on Wednesday. The accident, which is reported to have seriously injured a further six tourists, occurred on Patak Road in the Kata-Karon region of Phuket, just north of Patong, the holiday island’s major beach resort centre. Local reports suggest that bus crashes are not uncommon on this stretch of road. Read more: phuketwan.com