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Most holiday deaths due to alcohol

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About 70% of people killed in road accidents during the New Year and Songkran festivals in 2013 had consumed alcohol, according to the Health Promotion Policy Research Centre. 

Researcher Sophit Nasueb said 60% of those who died had an average blood alcohol level of 189 milligrammes percent, almost four times the legal driving limit of 50 milligrammes percent.

The centre's study showed no significant differences in the blood alcohol levels of the people who were killed, whether they were drivers, passengers or pedestrians, or whether the accident involved motorcycles, bicycles or cars.

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