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2 road deaths during Phuket’s Songkran ‘Seven Dangerous Days’

Tanutam Thawan

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Phuket police have announced 2 deaths and 48 injuries from 47 road accident during this year’s extended Songkran Festival and the holiday from April 11 – 17. The official reporting period finished at midnight last night (Tuesday).

There were also 39,901 vehicles checked and 11,770 cases of people breaking 10 different driving laws during the 7 days. There were also 2,725 boats transporting 82,312 passengers.

Marine accidents this year – 0.

“Accidents mainly come from motorcycles as the motorcyclists ride recklessly without helmets and some do not have licenses. We will make a report to file to the government and look for a solution on this to reduce road accidents in the future,” said Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong.

 

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