EIGHT people were killed when a packed van plunged off an expressway late on Sunday and burst into flames.

The accident occurred at the same spot a police van crashed early this year.
Three men and five women died in Sunday's horror smash, which also seriously injured another eight people.

The speeding van swerved and hit an expressway wall near the Rama VI exit before plunging onto the road near Samsen School.

The van then burst into flames. Half of the 16 passengers on board died at the scene, police said.

Police found the gas-fuel van gutted. Its gas cylinder was discovered in a bush near the site. Seats and other items from the vehicle were scattered on the road.

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