BANGKOK – Thai Businessman, Somchai Wayrotepipat 57, who slammed into a car, killing a couple and severely wounding their 16 year-old daughter has agreed to pay US$1.4 Million (45 million baht) in damages to the daughters and relatives of a police officer who was killed along with his wife in a head-on collision in Bangkok […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told a press briefing that there were 468 traffic accidents which killed 46 people and injured 482 others on April 11, the first day of Songkran festivals seven dangerous days, and the most common cause was drunk driving. Drunk driving caused 34.62% of the accidents, followed by […]
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, […]