Road on Salaeng Thon, Prakhon Chai District, Buri Ram

47 killed, 292 injured in Songkran road accidents on Tuesday

A total of 301 road accidents occurred nationwide on Tuesday, the second of the so-called “seven dangerous days” around the Songkran Festival, causing 47 deaths and 292 injuries, according to government data that probably understates the true death toll.

Speeding and drink-driving were still the main causes of the accidents, Interior Ministry deputy permanent secretary Nirat Pongsithithavorn said on Wednesday.

Full story: Bangkok Post



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