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59 killed, 976 injured in first two days of Songkran festival

BANGKOK, April 13 — Fifty-nine persons died and 976 were injured in road accidents across Thailand during the first two of this year’s Songkran festival’s “seven dangerous days,” a senior transport ministry official said Wednesday.

Chamroon Tangpaisalkij, deputy permanent secretary of the transport ministry, said statistics compiled by the Road Safety Centre of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation showed 893 road accidents during the first two days, ending Tuesday at midnight, during the seven-day campaign to reduce road accidents nationwide.

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