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From Provincial Office AUS
Date June 12, 2014 @ 15:10

Dear All,

Please see the email below from Br. Ron Fratzke in Thailand. Very sad news indeed.

Lorraine Coutinho
AUS Provincial Secretary


Further Tragedy in Nong Bua Lamphu

This morning, at the school that I am teaching at, 7 children were killed in a tragic accident.

Nong Bua Pittiyakarn school was hosting a science day, and many students from various schools around the province were visiting for the day. A group of about 200 students were walking to our school from nearby Nong Bua Wittiyayon elementary school. As they were crossing the main highway, a former school director from another school suffered an epileptic episode and lost control of his pickup. He plowed into the students dragging several of them about 200 meters. He smashed into 3 parked cars and finally crashed into a large tree. The accident sight looked like a war zone. 4 of the children ( 9 - 12 year old) three girls and a boy died instantly, eleven others were taken to hospital where three others died. Please pray for the families, students and teachers who must deal with this horrible tragedy.

Br Ron Fratzke, SVD