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Songkran in Silom Road

Songkran hit by violence

SOGGY SONGKRAN celebrations turned tragic in many parts of the country with fistfights breaking out between water-splashing revellers, some brawls ending up with the brandishing of weapons.In many cases, the fun-filled festival mood was filled with fear when situations turned bloody.Full story: The NationBy THE NATION

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A truck laden with cassava roots in Thailand

Lower death toll in first four Songrkan days

BANGKOK, 15th April 2017 (NNT) – The number of injuries and deaths in the first four safety-campaign days of the Songkran holiday has been reduced, while the authorities are now preparing to supervise return traffic, says an official.The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation's (DDPM) Deputy Director-General, Kobchai Boonyaorana said

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Songkran Water Festival in Chiang Mai

Curbs fail to dampen Songkran fun

Silom, Khao San Road and Central World are still among the main places to celebrate Songkran starting from Thursday. Meanwhile, on the highways, 33 people died and 420 injured in traffic accidents on Tuesday, the first day of the seven-day campaign to reduce the road toll during the Songkran holiday.Full story:

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Bus Terminal (Mochit) in Bangkok, bus to Sisaket

People making their way home for Songkran

THAILAND, 9th April 2017 (NNT) – People are traveling back to their hometowns for family gatherings ahead of the traditional New Year celebration in Thailand.Asia Road in Sing Buri province is packed with vehicles as people travel home to celebrate the Songkran Festival with their families. To ensure orderliness and

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