Thailand Songkran Road Accident Roundup on Day Six of Seven Deadly Days

Thailand –

A total of 263 road accidents, with 36 deaths and 268 injuries, were reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the sixth day (April 16th) of the Seven Days of Danger road safety campaign during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th).

On April 16th, there were 263 accidents with 36 deaths and 268 injuries. Most were caused by excessive speeding ( 39 percent). About 78 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on highways between 0:01 A.M. to 01:00 A.M.

The province with the highest fatalities was Bangkok with 5 deaths. The highest number of accidents was in Kanchanaburi with 13 road accidents. The highest injuries were in Chumphon with 15 injuries.

In a total of six days, there were 2,008 road accidents with 2,005 injuries and 236 deaths.

The highest number of fatalities was in Bangkok with 20 deaths. The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Nan with 62 accidents and 63 injuries.


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