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Songkran first day road toll 39

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A total of 39 people were killed and 342 injured in 326 road accidents throughout the country on Thursday, the first of the “seven dangerous days” (April 11-17) of Songkran, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday. 

Traffic on the Friendship Highway in Phon district,  Khon Kaen, is jammed on Friday as people head for home or tourist destinations in other provinces. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Anusorn Kaewkangwan, deputy director general of the department, said the number of road accidents was down by 17 on the same period last year.

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