Day 2 of Songkran’s Seven Dangerous Days, 723 Accidents, 765 Injuries and 59 Deaths

Day 2 of Songkran’s Seven Dangerous Days,  723 Accidents, 765 Injuries and 59 Deaths
The Thai government designated seven days as being the most dangerous during the Songkran new year holiday
The Thai government designated seven days as being the most dangerous during the Songkran new year holiday
CHIANG RAI – The Road Safety Directing Centre  has reported that the Death toll on the second day of Songkran’s Seven Dangerous Days has now rose to 59 in two days.

Thirty four people were killed on the second day of the campaign to reduce road mishaps raising it to a total of 59 deaths in two days.

The centre spokesman Pol Lt Gen Suveera Songmetta said there were 399 road accidents yesterday with 417 injuries and 34 deaths.

In total, he said there were 723 accidents, 765 injuries and 59 deaths in two days.

Nakhon Ratchasima came top with 36 accidents, 40 injuries and six deaths.

Drunk driving remains the main cause of fatal accidents.

Compared with last year’s casualties in the two day period, this year’s death toll and injuries dropped by 45 and 128 people respectively.

He also said most accidents happened between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

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