Songkran death toll reaches new high: 218 deaths reported

BANGKOK, 15 April 2013 (NNT) – The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department has made known that the number of road fatalities on the first four days of Songkran has broken last year’s record.

The agency reported that 218 motorists had been killed during the past 4 days, 8 more than the number in 2012. There have been 1,897 road accidents with over 2,000 people injured.

Nakhon Si Thammarat has seen the highest number of accidents at 71 so far. Prachuap Khiri Khan and Kanchaburi saw a record death toll of 11 each. The most accident-free provinces meanwhile include Chonburi, Trat, Nonthaburi and Phuket.

Read more: NNT

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