Road toll 144 after three days, well over last year
April 14, 2012 00:00
Some 144 people were killed on the first three days of the Songkran holiday with another 1,668 people injured in 1,554 road accidents from Wednesday to Friday.
The number of fatalities was well over the toll for the first three days last year, which was 116.
Phichit had the most deaths at eight persons, while Nakhon Si Thammarat had the most injuries at 85 persons, as well as the most accidents (80), the Road Safety Centre announced Saturday.
Pol LtGeneral Borihan Siangarom, the assistant National Police chief, told a press conference yesterday that only four provinces – Chaiyaphum, Yasothon, Nong Khai and Nong Bua Lamphu – had no road accidents.