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300 killed in 3,000 Songkran accidents


A trailer carrying chemicals hit a mobile crane and plunged into the ditch on Phahon Yothin Highway in Wang Noi district, Ayutthaya, on Monday. The drivers were slightly injured. (Photo by Sunthon Pongpao)

Songkran road accidents killed 335 people and injured 3,506 others from April 11-16, with the highest number of accidents and injuries in Chiang Mai province and the biggest death toll in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The Road Safety Directing Centre of the Interior Ministry reported the figures on Monday.

The northern province of Chiang Mai showed the highest number of accidents at 153 and the biggest number of injured people at 160. The provincial highest death toll was in the Northeast's Nakhon Ratchima, at 17.

Seven provinces reported no death tolls: Amnat Charoen, Krabi, Mae Hong Son, Narathiwat, Phangnga, Phuket and Samut Songkhram. Chaiyaphum was free of traffic injuries.

On April 16 alone, 403 traffic accidents killed 44 and injured 427 people. The most common cause of the accidents on Sunday was drink-driving (38%), followed by speeding.

Eighty-two percent of the accidents involved motorcycles and 8% pickup trucks.

Note: Table is unavailable as the data supplied on Monday and previous days do not add up.

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Re: 7-7-7 Songkran
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2017, 08:57:50 PM »
The most common cause of the accidents on Sunday was drink-driving (38%), followed by speeding.
Eighty-two percent of the accidents involved motorcycles and 8% pickup trucks.

the writing is on the wall > who to purge on< 38% need to get the message
 

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Songkran hit by violence

Gun crimes among attacks leaving several injured.

SOGGY SONGKRAN celebrations turned tragic in many parts of the country with fistfights breaking out between water-splashing revellers, some brawls ending up with the brandishing of weapons.

In many cases, the fun-filled festival mood was filled with fear when situations turned bloody.

At least one man was stabbed to death during an argument in Prachin Buri on Friday night.

The following day, another brawl in the water-playing zone of Chanthaburi saw a stray bullet hitting Sompong Nongnua, 20, in his left leg.

He said he had gone there just to have a good time but ended up getting injured.

At 1.30am on Tuesday, many people were still mingling about on the street in front of the Laemtong Bangsaen Shopping Centre in Chon Buri when some gunshots were heard.

When the firing died down, four people – two of them women – were found lying injured on the street.

CCTV footage showed these victims were not engaged in any hostile activity. Tanawat Kingmala, a 37-year-old motorcycle taxi driver, was shot in his left eye while working to support his family. The damage is so serious that the doctor would have to remove his eye.

His grieving wife said the family did not have the money to pay the medical bill and buy an artificial eye for the family’s breadwinner.

Deputy national police chief Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan said police were looking into the various bloody incidents during the Songkran Festival to catch the perpetrators.

“Police will also be present at the major Songkran events next week in some parts of the country such as tomorrow and on Friday in Songkran’s Phra Pradaeng area,” he said.

This past week, many pictures of gun-wielding Songkran revellers went viral. In one, a man was seen coming to prostrate himself before another man holding a gun.

Fistfights were also common. Some people said they got beaten up simply because they refused to join the water wars.

Foam parties caused at least two deaths during the holiday week. One man was killed by an electric shock last Thursday while partying with his younger brother at an eatery in a foam zone in Bangkok.

In Udon Thani, a woman was electrocuted during a foam party on April 12.

The Nation
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