334 killed, 3,041 injured over six days of road accidents during New Year holiday

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

BANGKOK, Jan 2 – Day six of the seven-day New Year holiday period saw 68 deaths and 539 injuries in 536 road accidents on January 1, bringing the death toll to 334 with 3,041 injured overall in 2,891 road accidents, according to Thailand’s Road Safety Centre.

Deputy Interior Minister Visarn Techateerawat told a press briefing that driving under the influence of alcohol was the main cause of deaths at 51.49 per cent followed by speeding over the legal limit at 24.44 per cent.

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