PHUKET: Two people were killed in a road accident as they ascended the infamous Patong Hill road at about 3pm today, Patong Traffic Police told the Phuket Gazette.

The two people riding the motorbike died after being crushed by a 6-wheeled truck in front of Sea Pearl Hotel.

The driver, who police have yet to publicly name, has been taken into police custody. They have yet to announce what charges, if any, he faces.

— Chutharat Plerin