Heavy traffic in Korat as travellers head back to Bangkok

Heavy traffic in Korat as travellers head back to Bangkok

Traffic on outbound lanes heading to Bangkok in Wang Nam Khieo district of Nakhon Ratchasima moves slowly on Saturday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)
Traffic on outbound lanes heading to Bangkok in Wang Nam Khieo district of Nakhon Ratchasima moves slowly on Saturday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Traffic on Mittraphab Road was congested on Saturday as New Year revellers were returning to Bangkok after the long New Year holiday.

Vehicles on the main road in Khong district of this northeastern province were moving at 30-40km per hour on Saturday afternoon.

Highway police opened a special lane at kilometer makers 194 and 198 from Talat Khae market intersection to an intersection at Ban Samrit village covering about 4km to facilitate the traffic flow. 

Many motorists headed to Bangkok from northeastern provinces on Saturday to avoid traffic which was expected to be heavier on Sunday. 

In Wang Nam Khieo district, traffic on outbound lanes of Highway 304 was moving slowly due to accumulated traffic on Saturday afternoon.

A motorist was found unconscious inside his car along Nakhon Ratchasima-outbound lanes to Wang Nam Khieo district.   

Rescue workers rushed to the scene to help him. He was identified later as Adipong Ngamkhemthong, 61. 

The man had breathing difficulties before losing consciousness. After receiving first aid, Mr Adipong was sent to Wang Nam Khieo Hospital, said police. He reportedly recovered later.



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