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Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan has ordered officials to put more effort into reducing the death toll from accidents during the Songkran holiday, as revellers will soon be on the roads again on their way back home. 

Revellers join Songkran celebrations in Chiang Mai on Sunday. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

The instruction came after officials reported the number of deaths is on its way to breaking last year's record.

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