Taxi driver abandons illegal migrants after blowout

A taxi driver in West Thailand panicked and fled after a tyre on his pickup burst carrying 33 illegal migrants. Police reported they wish to discuss to the motive force and have launched a seek for him.
The Thai driver fled after a left rear tyre burst leaving 33 illegal migrants from Myanmar abandoned in a pickup truck in Muang district within the early hours this morning.
According to police reports, two native leaders of tambon Kaeng Sian, Rassamee Silatham, head of village Moo 9, and Thanakorn Kasemsot, head of village Moo 2, alerted the police round three.30am a few suspicious pickup truck with an enclosed field parked on the Kanchanaburi – Sai Yok Road.
When Downloadable arrived on the scene, they discovered the pickup truck with Kanchanaburi license plates parked on the shoulder of the road, Bangkok Post reported. Upon opening the enclosed field, they found 33 men and women packed inside, all of whom had been illegal Myanmar migrants. The driver was nowhere to be discovered.
During interrogation, the migrants knowledgeable the police that the pickup truck was being pushed by a Thai man and was travelling alongside Rajabhat – Kanchanaburi Road, heading towards a bypass street in Muang district. They additional revealed that they illegally entered Thailand through a natural border crossing and had been waiting for the driving force to select them up.
Upon reaching the Kaeng Sian intersection, the motive force seen a road checkpoint nearby and instantly made a U-turn. After driving for about 2 kilometres, the left rear tyre suddenly burst, following which the taxi driver deserted the pickup truck and fled the scene.
The migrants had been taken to Muang Police Station for legal proceedings, while the police launched a seek for the absconding taxi driver. The driver’s statement is essential to the investigation, and the police are interesting to the basic public to come forward with any information that will lead to his whereabouts.
Illegal migrants from Myanmar is a well-recognized theme in Thailand.
Only two weeks ago, police discovered 106 unlawful migrants crammed right into a truck in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, western Thailand, yesterday. The driver was nowhere to be found..

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