New Year road toll rises to 241

Breaking News January 02, 2012 00:00

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The first four days of the New Year Festival's "seven dangerous days" has seen 241 lives lost and 2,382 people injured from 2,167 road accidents, the Road Safety Centre announced Monday.



Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri represented the centre to announce that on the New Year Day, which was the fourth day of the monitoring period, 562 road accidents occurred, compared to 777 accidents last year.

He said 76 people were killed on the New Year Day, compared to 83 last year and 600 others were injured, a reduction from 845 last year.

Witthaya said drunk driving was the main cause of the accident, followed by breaching of the speed limit.

The Nation

 

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