Bus No 8 finds game fame

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Thai­land’s no­to­ri­ous Bus No 8 is run­ning in the pop­u­lar online game GTA V.

The bus, which runs from Happy Land to Saphan Phut, is known as Thai­land’s Fast and Fu­ri­ous 8 as a re­sult of fre­quent ac­ci­dents and the reck­less driv­ing of its driv­ers.

On June 30, a game player up­loaded an episode on YouTube which shows the blue-and­white bus run­ning amok in Grand Theft Auto V.

A re­port on Sanook said a Thai gamer dig­i­tally in­serted the bus into the game.

In the game, the bus main­tains its rep­u­ta­tion. It is seen run­ning in a city at a high speed, hit­ting build­ings and struc­tures in its path. Even­tu­ally, it hits a curb and sends its driver fly­ing out cov­ered in blood.

While many users sim­ply take it as a gag, some said hav­ing one of the coun­try’s buses fea­tured in a neg­a­tive way in a well-known game is not some­thing in which Thais should feel proud.

THANARAK KHUNTON

LEFT Driv­ers of Bus No 8, are known for their wild an­tics on the road.

BE­LOW Thai­land’s ‘fast and fu­ri­ous’ Bus No 8 is run­ning in the pop­u­lar “GTA V” game.

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