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Thailand road carnage: 7,414 dead at the scene this year - 38 yesterday, 560 so far in July

 

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Graphic: Daily News

 

Daily News reported that 38 people died at the scene of road accidents in Thailand yesterday.

 

This brought the number of victims so far this year to 7,414. 

 

The total for this month is 560. 

 

As part of their campaign to raise awareness of the carnage on Thai roads they reported on a collision between a Nissan and a Honda Wave motorcycle in Nong Pla Mor sub-district of Ratchaburi. 

 

Both the rider and pillion passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. 

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

The media cautions that the figures represent only a fraction of the actual road deaths in Thailand because those that die in hospital or on the way are not included.

 

Senior government figures have admitted the death toll is in excess of 20,000 annually and some accident safety activists put the figure around 24,000 to 26,000.

 

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Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Daily News infographic contained an error stating erroneously that the latest death toll referred to today, Thursday, when it was in fact yesterday, Wednesday. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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57 minutes ago, ezzra said:

I'm riding a motorcycle around Bkk and theses figures terrified the living daylight out of me, you can ride/drive 100% correctly and according to road rules but that doesn't shield you against other idiots and morons around you...

is there a country on earth where it does? 

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