Sixth Day Road Toll for Songkran 2019 – 348 Dead, 3,176 Injured and 3,068 Traffic Accidents

Sixth Day Road Toll for Songkran 2019 – 348 Dead, 3,176 Injured and 3,068 Traffic Accidents

BANGKOK – Thailand’s government’s Road Safety Operation Center reported there were 3,068 traffic accidents in which 348 people were killed during six days of the dangerous Songkran travel week (April 11-17). Apart from the death toll, the accidents also injured 3,176 people. No one was killed in traffic accidents in the five provinces of Trang, […]

Health Officials Warn of Heatstroke During Songkran Festivities

People should avoid exercising or working under the sun for a long time, to avoid hot and poorly ventilated places, drink 8-10 glasses of water per day, wear well-ventilated clothing, and avoid alcohol drinking.

Health Officials Warn of Heatstroke During Songkran Festivities

CHIANG RAI – As temperature levels soar in Northern Thailand and more people head outdoors for the Songkran celebrations, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) on Sunday has warned people to beware of heatstroke. Department director-general Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, citing statistics during the summer months from March-May in 2015-18, said there were 56, 60, 24 […]

Hazardous Haze Returns to Chiang Rai for Songkran Holiday

Hazardous Haze Returns to Chiang Rai for Songkran Holiday

CHIANG RAI – Unhealthy smog levels are again being recorded in nine northern provinces and a central plains province, with the worst air again in Chiang Rai, the Pollution Control Department reported. Director-general Pralong Damrongthai said hazardous levels of air pollution were detected in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, […]

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