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French Tourist Killed in Thailand

November 25, 1998

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _ A 43-year-old French tourist was killed and 19 other people were hospitalized Wednesday after their tour bus overturned while traveling down Doi Suthep mountain, site of a much-visited Buddhist temple.

Most of the other passengers were also French, part of a group ferried down the mountain by a Thai tour operator.

Police said the driver lost control while making a turn down the mountain, near the northern city of Chiang Mai. The driver fled the scene and police were searching for him.

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