321 killed on the roads during Songkran holiday, 3,040 injured in 2,828 accidents

BANGKOK, 18 April 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has concluded that a total of 321 people were killed during the “seven dangerous days” period of Songkran (Thai New Year), narrowly topping last year’s death toll.

On April 17, the last dangerous day for Songkran revelers, there were 247 traffic accidents with 36 deaths and 257 injuries reported. Over the 7-day period, 2,828 accidents occurred, killing 321 people and injuring 3,040 people.

Main causes of the road accidents were drunk driving and speeding. Motorcycles and pickup trucks were involved in most of the accidents.

Read more: NNT

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