26 killed, 238 injured on first day of Songkran travel

Ramintra Road, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230

Ramintra Road, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230. Photo: Dextor DD. CC BY 3.0.

Twenty-six people were killed and 238 injured in 237 accidents on Monday, the first of the “seven deadly days” of the Songkran festival, with speeding the biggest single cause of accidents, interior deputy permanent secretary Nirat Pongsithithavorn said on Tuesday.

Mr Nirat was speaking after a video conference of the ministry’s sub-committee on the prevention and reduction of road accidents, which compiled the figures from reports of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and other agencies.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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