• Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:12
    348 die in Songkran road carnage
    A total of 348 people were killed and 3,176 others wounded in 3,068 road accidents during the first six days of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran, said the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Wednesday.
  • Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:19
    Death toll nears 300 after five of the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of Songkran
    ROAD accidents during the first five days of the Songkran festival have left 297 people dead and 2,807 injured with drunken driving again singled out as the main cause of the accidents, according to the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Tuesday.
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
    REPORT: Chiang Mai tries ‘clean rooms’ to protect vulnerable from toxic air
    SINCE THE air in entire villages or towns cannot be purified in the face of the raging smog crisis in the North, safety zones have been proposed as a way of protecting the most vulnerable people.
  • Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:51
    Fewer casualties on fourth dangerous day compared to last year
    THE ROAD Safety Operations Centre announced yesterday that the first four days of Songkran’s “Seven Dangerous Days” saw 2,232 road accidents, 237 deaths and 2,322 injured, an improvement over the same period last year when 2,444 accidents were reported with 260 deaths and 2,537 injured.
  • Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:30
    Opening day for Songkran road carnage sees 46 killed
    Thursday – the first of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran 2019 – saw 46 people killed and 482 injured in 468 road accidents, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told reporters at the Road Safety Centre in Bangkok on Friday.
  • Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:00
    Officials downplay Central World fire threat, but shopper warns against underestimating danger
    THOUGH the fire on Wednesday did not damage the structure of CentralWorld department store which will resume business today, questions still remain regarding the safety of customers.
  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:21
    Mall reopens after smoke tragedy
    Following the smoke in an emission duct on the eighth floor at CentralWorld shopping mall, Centara Hotels and Resorts and Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre said guests and employees were safely evacuated from the building and were notaffected by the incident.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
    Why the West is watching us
    It’s not clear why a dozen foreign diplomats turned out to see Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit being booked for sedition, but there are safe guesses
  • Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:05
    No time off for police over Songkran, while revellers warned not to drive after drinking
    Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin has instructed police officers not to take days off during the Songkran holidays, so as to provide beefed-up public security.
  • Sun, 07 Apr 2019 13:12
    Elephant drama: Mama, come get your baby
    An elephant toddler rescued from a cesspool pit in a Bueng Kan village on Saturday is safe and sound – and waiting for its herd to return and reclaim it.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:15
    Free Songkran check-ups offered by Chevrolet
    Chevrolet Thailand is supporting the Department of Land Transport’s “Free Check-Up, Travel Safe” campaign to promote road safety by urging its customers to have their vehicles inspected before going on road trips during the Songkran holiday.
    Auto & Audio
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 17:11
    DLT inspections to make roads safer this Songkran
    In an effort to boost road safety during Songkran, the Department of Land Transport (DLT) has started inspecting drivers and the condition of public transport vehicles at 195 transportation hubs and locations nationwide.
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:47
    Foam parties banned during Songkran
    Songkran foam parties have been banned this year in the interest of public safety, national police deputy commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan said on Friday.
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
    At 70, Nato too old to be plaything of US foreign policy
    Nato celebrated its 70th birthday yesterday, April 4. This is a timely occasion for the world’s largest military alliance to reflect on whether it has helped make the world a safer place, and whether it has a role to play today.
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
    Strict surveillance of water-war zones, ‘safe’ splashing from pickups will be allowed
    POLICE YESTERDAY laid out security measures for the upcoming Songkran holidays, including a strict surveillance of water-war zones such as Bangkok’s Khao San and Silom roads and the Asiatique area.
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