27 Deaths on the First Day of Thailand’s Seven Days of Danger Songkran Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

A total of 278 road accidents, with 27 deaths and 287 injuries, was reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the first day of the Seven Days of Danger road safety campaign during Songkran.

On April 11th, there were 278 accidents with 27 deaths and 287 injuries. Most were caused by excessive speeding (35.25 percent). About 79 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

About 48 percent of road accidents occurred on highways. Most accidents occurred between 7:01 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The provinces with the highest fatalities were in Pathum Thani, Phetchabun, and Loei with two deaths each. The highest number of injuries and accidents were in Phatthalung with 14 accidents and 18 injuries.

Chonburi, the home of The Pattaya News, has recorded one death.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.