Day Five of Songkrans “Seven Dangerous Days” 248 Dead, 2,643 Injured

Day Five of Songkrans “Seven Dangerous Days” 248 Dead, 2,643 Injured

  THAILAND -Two hundred and forty-eight persons were killed and 2,643 others were injured in 2,481 road accidents during the past five days (April 11-15) of the Thai New Year holiday, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Pol Maj Gen Surapol Yunuch told a briefing today that yesterday alone, 44 deaths and […]

Traffic Accidents Up As Songkran Nears End in Thailand

Traffic Accidents Up As Songkran Nears End in Thailand

  THAILAND – Thailand’s famed Songkran New Year festival has been in full swing for days, but this year water is not the only thing flying. The seven-day festival perhaps best known for its raucous water battles, has also been marked by a rise in traffic accidents, with tens of thousands of people driving back […]