54 killed, 373 injured on third day of Songkran holidays

 54 killed, 373 injured on third day of Songkran holidays

A road in Pathum Thani province. Photo: David Rubin / flickr.

Fifty-four people died and 373 were injured in 388 road accidents across the country on Monday, the third day of the Songkran road safety campaign, deputy permanent secretary for the interior Ansit Sampantarat said on Tuesday.

An average of about 55 people die on Thailand’s roads every day of the year, so Monday’s figure appears no higher than normal, and the previous two days’ death toll lower than average. However, the actual number of deaths will be much higher since the official Songkran road safety campaign tally apparently only includes deaths at the scene of the accident; many of those injured die later.

Full story: Bangkok Post



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