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Songkran road accidents' death toll rise to 248

The first five days of Songkran holidays had claimed 248 lives and wounded 2,643 people in 2,481 road accidents nationwide, the Road Safety Directing Centre said Wednesday.

The cumulative accidents and injuries increased by 191 accidents and 204 injuries from the same period last Songkran, but the cumulative deaths lowered by eight cases, said Royal Thai Police's Office of Police Strategy deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surapol Yoonuch.

On April 15 alone, there were 454 road accidents killing 44 people and injuring 501 others.

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