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Songkran in Ayuttaya Province

Avoid sex assault: Don’t dress sexy, says government

Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month's Songkran festival. Department of Local Administration department director-general Sutthipong Chulcharoen said local bodies would arrange alcohol-free zones for revellers, and launch campaigns to encourage tourists, particularly

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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 Nation By 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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