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Emergency line hit by prank calls

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The public health permanent secretary on Tuesday asked parents in Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan to warn their children after the 1669 medical emergency hotline in the provinces had been flooded with prank calls made by teenagers. 

Narong Sahamethaphat said the hotline could have received the usually high number of emergency calls for road accidents during Songkran had it not been for the prank phone calls that blocked the line from callers in need of urgent medical services.

This could mean life or death for them, he said.

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