UPDATE: Road death toll now 332
- Published: 2/01/2013 at 12:24 PM
- Online news:
A total 332 were killed and 3,037 injured in road accidents throughout the country over the first six days of the “seven dangerous days”, Anusorn Kaewkangwan, deputy director general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, said on Wednesday.
Nakhon Pathom province had the highest number of deaths with 16, followed by Chiang Mai (14) and Bangkok (13). Chiang Mai recorded the highest number of road accidents at 123, said Mr Anusorn.
Trat is the only province that had no reports of road accidents or casualties, he added.
On Jan 1, 72 people were killed and 583 injured in 533 road accidents. Angthong had the highest number of fatalities on the day, with 8 deaths, followed by Chumphon (6) and Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Pathom, with 4 each.
Major causes of road accidents were drunk driving (46.90%), not wearing a safety helmet (24.96%), and fast driving (20.45%).
The so-called “seven dangerous days” road safety campaign over the New Year festivity began on Dec 27 and will end today.
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