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Songkran death toll reaches 188, with 1,934 injuries after three days

Apr 14. 2018
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By The Nation

The accumulated road death toll for the first three days of the so-called seven dangerous Songkran days rose to 188 at the end of Friday, the Road Safety Centre announced on Saturday.

Pol Maj-General Ekkarak Limsangkart, commander of the Special Branch Police Division 3, said the first three days of the road accidents monitoring period from April 11 saw 1,848 accidents, killing 188 people and injuring 1,934 others.

Friday alone saw 820 accidents, killing 88 people and injuring 852 others.

Drunk driving remained the biggest cause of accidents for the third day of the monitoring period, he said.

Chiang Mai was the province with the highest number of accidents, at 65, along with the most injured people, at 70.

Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, and Phetchabun have the biggest number of deaths, each at 8, Ekkarak said.

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