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Train safety is well and truly off the rails

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If you think the number 297 is no cause for alarm, maybe it's time to think again. It's the number of deaths in railway accidents in Thailand which has totalled 887 in six years. 

That means more than 50 deaths a year, or more than four deaths a month. And there were nearly 1,000 injuries in the course of those six years.

There is no doubt that many of the dead were breadwinners of the family and the losses must be enormous, not only for each individual family, but also for the country's economy.

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