First of 'seven dangerous New Year holidays' sees 33 killed, 322 injured

Breaking News December 28, 2012 00:00

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The first of the seven "dangerous New Year holidays" saw a total 314 road accidents happen, resulting in 33 deaths and 322 injuries, the road safety management committee announced Monday.

Somchai Piputthawat, an advisor on transport business of the Transport Ministry, told a press conference that most or 33.44 per cent of the accidents happened on Thursday were caused by drunk driving, followed by speed limit violation (21.66 per cent).

Bangkokians or provincial people working in Bangkok started leaving the capital on Thursday, which was counted as the first of the seven dangerous days for the New Year holidays.

Chiang Mai was the province with the highest number of accidents or 20 accidents with the highest death toll of four and 17 injuries.

The Nation

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