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Safety blitz for Loy Krathong

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Authorities are vowing to create a safe atmosphere during the Loy Krathong festival this Sunday by reducing accidents caused by fireworks, celebrations and public transport. 

Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt has told officials to ensure especially that there are "zero accidents" on buses and trains. Meanwhile, national police chief Adul Saengsingkaew said he will take strict legal action against revellers who use fireworks and firecrackers recklessly.

The Transport Ministry yesterday launched a range of safety measures, such as controlling the number of floating lanterns near airports, to barring boats from running on the Saen Sap canal after 6pm on Sunday, and restricting the number of people on each pier to 40.

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