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Songkran death toll rises to 248 after five days: Police

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BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) — The death toll for the first five days of the seven dangerous days of Songkran has reached 248 nationwide.

There were 454 accidents, 44 people were killed and 501 injured on the fifth day alone, Pol.Maj.Gen. Surapol Younuch, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Police Strategy said, citing statistics compiled by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

Since 11th April, the total number of road accidents was 2,481, up from 2,290 cases last year, while 248 fatalities were reported, down on the figure of 256 who died last year.

Read more: NNT


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