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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Songkran toll: 204 killed, 2,142 injured

Yesterday was just the fourth day of the "seven dangerous days" (April 11-17) of the Songkran festival. Unfortunately, forty-three people lost their lives and 502 were injured in 488 accidents on April 14 alone. This report came from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on Tuesday.
The greatest number of the accidents on Monday were caused by drunk driving (43.03%), followed by speeding (22.34%). The majority (78.23%) of the accidents involved motorcycles.
Monday's figures brought the number of people killed and injured in the first four days, April 11-14, to 204 and 2,142 respectively in 2,027 accidents.
The four-day figures showed Nakhon Ratchasima had the largest number of fatalities (11).
Nakhon Si Thammarat saw the highest accumulated number of accidents (75) and injuries (82).
The accident-free province as of Monday was Chaiyaphum.


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