New Year death toll rises to 332
The country's road accident casualties in the first six days of so-called "seven dangerous days" of the New Year holiday period reached 332 deaths and 3,037 injuries in 2,884 accidents nationwide, the National Road Safety Centre said Wednesday.
Deputy Permanent-Secretary for Interior Panadda Diskul reported that from December 27, 2012 to January 1, 2013 the reported cumulative death was 17 more people and the cumulative accident was 28 cases more than the last New Year period, whilst the cumulative injuries lowered by 79 persons. Trat was now the only province with no report of accident.
On January 1 alone, 72 people were killed and 583 persons were injured in 533 road accidents and the highest daily death toll was in Angthong at eight deaths and the highest daily injury was in Nakhon Si Thammarat at 28 persons.