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First of 7 dangerous New Year holidays see 39 killed, 399 injured in road accidents

On the first of "seven dangerous days" for the long New Year holidays saw 39 people killed and 399 others injured in road accidents nationwide, the Road Safety Directing Centre announced Saturday. The first day of the road accident monitoring period began Friday.

Charnchai Suwisutthakul, inspector general of the Transport Ministry, told a press conference that 392 road accidents occurred on Friday, killing 39 and injuring 399 people.

The death toll was seven or 21.88 per cent higher than the same period last year.

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