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Thailand third worst in the world for road deaths, Phuket killing someone every three days

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Crane at the site of a road accident due heavy floods in Uttaradit

Crane at the site of a road accident due heavy floods in Uttaradit. Photo: Tevaprapas.

PHUKET: Over 300 people from throughout Southern Thailand yesterday concluded a two-day seminar geared to develop methods to reduce road-traffic deaths.

Thailand currently ranks third in the world in annual road-death rates, with 38 fatalities per 100,000 people. Only Niue (a Polynesian island whose name translates to “Behold the Coconut”) and the the Dominican Republic have higher rates, said Thanapong Jinvong, Director of the Academy of Road Safety at the National Health Foundation.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

Saran Mitrarat
Phuket Gazette

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