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Day Four of Sonkrans Seven Dangerous Days, 191 Dead and 1,808 Injured



Drunk driving is still the main cause of road accidents or 41.92%

Day Four of Sonkrans Seven Dangerous Days, 191 Dead and 1,808 Injured 1

CHIANG RAI – On the fourth day of Songkrans Seven Dangerous days the Death toll from road accidents has risen to 191 dead and 1,808 injured.

Public Health Minister Dr Rachata Ratchatanawin said that in the fourth day of the seven-day dangerous days or on April 12, another 70 people were killed and 527 were injured in 520 road mishaps in a single day nationwide.

This raised total death toll in four days of the dangerous days to 191 deaths and 1,808 injuries in a total of 1,735 accident cases so far.

Drunk driving is still the main cause of  road accidents or 41.92% of all the 520 road accident cases on April 12. Surin recorded 22 accidents, the highest on April 12, while Nakhon Sawan and Surin had six deaths each, the highest in a single day, and Nakhon Si Thammarat recorded highest single day injuries of 21, he said.

Meanwhile Roi Et now becomes the province with highest accumulated death toll of nine people in the past four days.

Chiang Mai recorded the highest number of accumulated accident cases of 66, while Surat Thani had the highest accumulated number of injuries of 71 in the past four days.

Motorcycle remains the vehicle that engaged in most accidents or up to 80% of all cases, while drunk driving is also the No 1 cause, followed by speeding.

He added in cases of accidents, people can ring Emergency Call 1669 for help. Ambulance with medical staff will teach the scene in 10 minutes, Dr Ratchata said.

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