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Songkran toll: 99 dead, 1,085 injured on roads

NATIONWIDE: In the first two days of the Songkran travel week, 1,026 road accidents killed 99 people and injured 1,085, with about 1,500 motorbikes and cars impounded from drunk drivers.

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Bangkok Post

Friday 13 April 2018, 02:55PM


The good news is – highway traffic was less congested on the third day, today (Apr 13). 

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith today released details of the road toll on the first two of the "seven deadly days" of the Songkran festival, Wednesday (Apr 11) and yesterday (Apr 12). 

He said 43% of the accidents were attributed to drink driving and 24% to speeding. Motorcycles were involved in 79% of the accidents, and most accidents happened on straight roads, he said.  

Chiang Rai province reported the highest number of accidents (38) and injured people (41).

Provinces with the highest death toll were Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima and Phetchabun, with five each. 

Yesterday, there were 579 accidents which killed 60 people and injured 624 others. 

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Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order, said that on Wednesday and yesterday, police and soldiers prosecuted 38,546 traffic violators, seized 4,628 driving licences and impounded 940 motorcycles and 535 other vehicles from drunk drivers. 

Maj Gen Chat Supakaewnarong, highway police commander, said traffic on main roads from Bangkok and the East to the North and the Northeast remained high today, but was less congested than yesterday. 

North-bound traffic was slow until it reached Ayutthaya, and the bottleneck eased from there on. He said many people stopped in Ayutthaya. 

On north-bound Bangkok's eastern ring road, traffic congestion stretched about eight kilometres, but was moving, he said.

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