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Thai doctor and family die in Canadian car crash

A Thai doctor and her family were killed in a car accident during a trip to British Columbia’s Central Interior region in Canada last week.

CTV Vancouver News reported that a passenger car carrying the family of three, including a minor, collided with a semi-trailer truck at the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 99, north of Cache Creek, shortly after 11am on Thursday.The semi travelling south on 97 collided with a northbound car as it turned left from that highway onto Highway 99. All three occupants in the car were killed.The cause of the collision is unclear.

The passengers in the car were Dr Natthapa Sawangsri, an instructor of Ramathibodi Hospital’s paramedic programme, her husband and their three-year-old son.The Facebook page of the hospital’s Emergency Rescue Service has issued its condolences on behalf of doctors, students and staff of the “RamaMedic” family.“Dr Aom has been important strength behind the programme that was introduced three years ago. Everybody could feel her dedication and her love for the students and the work,” the condolence message said.The students promised to study hard to become good paramedics. Nattahpa’s relatives are in the process of contacting authorities in Canada about retrieving the family’s bodies. CN – EP

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