Thailand Reports Total of 63 Deaths in Two Days of the ‘Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’

Thailand –

A total of 541 road accidents, with 550 injuries and 63 deaths, were reported on Saturday (April 13th) by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in two days (April 11th -April 12th) of the ‘Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’ during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th) 2024.

The province with the total highest fatalities was Roi-Et with 5 deaths.

The total highest number of accidents was Prachuap Khiri Khan with 21 and the total  highest number of injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla, in the south of Thailand, with 22 injuries each.

There were 38 deaths, 307 road accidents and 299 injuries in total reported on the second day (April 12th) of the campaign.

Most were caused by excessive speeding (41 percent). About 84 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on highways (40 percent) between 4:01 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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.