In Total, 236 Deaths in Six Days of Thailand’s Seven Days of Danger Songkran Road Safety Campaign

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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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.