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Motorcyclists main victims of Songkran accidents

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Three out of four road accidents during the Songkran festival involved motorcycles, with drunk driving the biggest single cause of crashes, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. 

A total of 321 people were killed and 3,040 injured in 2,828 road accidents nationwide during the seven dangerous days (April 11-17) of the Songkran holiday.

The number of accidents was down 9.62% on 2012 when there were 3,129 crashes. The number of injuries was also down, 8.43%, but the death toll was one more than for the same seven-day period in 2012.

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