Festival Body Count: 2014 slips behind 2013 in terms of Songkran road fatalities

Although 2014’s Songkran Days of Death got off to a strong start, its deadliness isn’t living up to last year.

As of day six, a total of 277 people have died and 2,926 injured, according to the latest figures from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department today.

From Friday through Wednesday, there were 2,754 accidents, and no prize for guessing most involved drunk drivers and motorcycles.

Chiang Mai has the high score for accidents (91), while Prachuab Khiri Khan province has now tied Korat’s 12 deaths.

During the same period last year, 285 people had died on the roads.

Photo: Zanyasan Tanantpapat


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