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Songkran 2015: Fifth day death toll now stand at 251

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Fifth day death toll now stand at 251

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BANGKOK: -- Death toll from road accidents during the past five days of the Songkran festival now increased to 251 dead and 2,532 injured.

The Road Safety Directing Centre stated Tuesday that on the fifth day of the seven dangerous days starting April 9-15, 60 more persons died in a single day on Monday and 724 injured.

The centre recorded 671 road accidents on Monday (April 13) alone nationwide.

In all, the five days of the dangerous period have claimed a total of 251 deaths and 2,532 injuries in 2,406 accidents across the country.

Nakhon Si Thammarat has the highest accumulated cases of 94 accidents, while Roi Et province in the Northeast recorded the highest death toll of 11 in the past five days.

Drunk driving remains the No. 1 cause of most accidents or 44.26%, followed by speeding 24.44%.

Motorcycles are the vehicles that involved in most accidents or 81.83%.

Most fatal accidents happened on straight section of the secondary roads or 62.30%, while time of most accidents happened between 4.01–8.00 pm.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/fifth-day-death-toll-now-stand-at-251

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-- Thai PBS 2015-04-14

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Roi Et 5/1 on, Surin 3/1 against. Any bidders? 3 days to go, not 2.

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Needs a reshuffle as to where songkran can be celebrated me thinks, say open parkland or retricted to open beaches.

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...so we are right on the way to the usual numbers in the 300s.

Oooooohhh, things worked so much better with "7 core rules for a boring songkhran" instead of simple law-enforcement!

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I don't see any minister anymore standing on a soapbox and shouting that the death rate is 20% less than last year, like there was on the very first day.

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Cause What's the point we all know there safety record sucks anyway Think there going for triple digits this year. Well so much for the liquor buying time not working. Wait why have free working girls for those that stay home only have a drunk taxi driver drive you. Because you know those drugged bus drivers kill bus loads.

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I don't see any minister anymore standing on a soapbox and shouting that the death rate is 20% less than last year, like there was on the very first day.

There all pissed lying on their arse. burp.gif.pagespeed.ce.RBpw6FUyRRx8h9ZhP6burp.gif.pagespeed.ce.RBpw6FUyRRx8h9ZhP6drunk.gif.pagespeed.ce.hfErN2aQEEfKmimwR

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Hey, Thai PBS, this picture isn't appropriate! You show a normal traffic and road-condition here (ie. pickup overtaking some trucks). The graphics that describe the actual situation better can be found on kaotic or liveleak or bestgore.com: dozens of mashed or beheaded moped-drivers under truck-wheels.

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Once again, the national financial problems would be fixed if they employ a fleet of alcohol and drug breathalysers, and maybe save a few hundred lives a WEEK!.

The introduction of these 'booze buses' caused a significant drop in alcohol related deaths in Western countries, and those on drugs are now also being snared.

While the publicans might complain, more families will keep their fathers and sons.

But it's all in the hands of the government and a competent police force.

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So about the same number as die every weekend on Thai roads.

You just nailed the weakness of these stupid announcements. There is nothing to compare it to. Thailand does not collect nor publish reliable data.

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It is like a Ghost town around Chonburi city. Very nice I have never seen it so quiet. Hard to find a place to eat.

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