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Prawit orders agencies to cooperate to reduce Songkran death toll

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Thais celebrate their New Year with the Songkran festival

Thais celebrate their New Year with the Songkran festival. Originally, this involved sprinkling a small amount of water on ones elders as a token of respect but these days you're more likely to be confronted with buckets and a collection of high powered water guns as everyone joins in up to five days of soaking fun.


A campaign to reduce the road-death toll during the Songkran holidays will be rolled out as relevant government agencies join forces under the instructions of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan.

The Interior Ministry has been told to cooperate with other agencies to find and implement measures to reduce road accidents during the period, said ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation


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