A buggy transporting tourists to Phuket’s famous zip lining destination, Hanuman World in Kathu, crashed into a tree resulting in 10 people being injured and taken to hospitals.

Yesterday afternoon (January 9), a group 8 tourists from Kazakhstan were traveling on the buggy to the zip line destination when the driver, Boonrak Sri-Iad, who works for Hanuman World, crashed the vehicle into a tree while driving down the slope to go to the parking area.

The crash injured all 8 tourists as well as their tour guide and the driver.

Nine were sent to Dibuk Hospital nearby, with two of them suffering from broken legs and one with a broken arm.

The last person was sent to Phuket International Hospital with ripped skin on the forehead and in need of urgent attention.

The driver is still recovering. Police have asked the hospital to check for drugs and alcohol.

- Kritsada Mueanhawong