Songkran death tolls increase

Breaking News April 15, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Though the first four days of Songkran saw fewer accidents than the same period last year, the number of deaths is higher, with the major causes remaining drunk driving and speeding.


According to the Road Safety Centre, 218 people were killed and 2,020 injured in 1,897 accidents during the first four of the seven dangerous days of Songkran. The same period last year saw 210 deaths and 2,288 injuries in 2,134 accidents, Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich said yesterday. 

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