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287 killed, 2,060 injured on Thailand’s roads over Songkran

287 people were killed and 2,060 others were injured in 2,044 road accidents during this year’s Songkran period, including 28 deaths and 287 injuries yesterday, Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told a news conference today.

Thailand Records Total of 206 Deaths in Five Days of the ‘Songkran Seven Days’ Road Safety Campaign

The main causes of the accidents were speeding, followed by drunk driving and cutting in, he said, adding that casualties were fewer than last year, but the number of accidents increased slightly.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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