Gap year students killed in Thai bus crash

Gap year students killed in Thai bus crash

Three gap year students from London have been killed in a coach crash in Thailand. The 19 year olds were travelling from the capital Bangkok to the northern city of Chiang Mai.

Their coach was in collision at night with another bus in Khlong Khlung, in the Kamphaeng Phet Province.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the incident and said two other Britons were also on board the coach, one of them required hospital treatment.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of three British nationals. A further two British nationals were on board the bus.We are in contact with both; one has some injuries and we have visited him in hospital in Bangkok and are providing assistance. The families of the deceased have been informed and we are helping them through this extremely difficult time."

The three, who landed in Thailand last week, were named as Conrad Quashie, Bruno Melling-Firth and Maximilian Boomgaarden-Cook. They were former students at the Charter School in Dulwich, south London.

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