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The National Economics and Social Development Council have prepared some snapshot infographics which provide a window into Thai society at the moment. The stats have been prepared from information relating to Q2 this year. Key facts are…

• Thai people reading more than they were four years ago

• People are moving away from the agricultural sector and into blue and white collar jobs

• People are official complaining more to authorities

• Thailand is #1 in ASEAN and #9 in the world for annual road deaths per capita

• Thais are drinking more alcohol and using more illicit drugs but smoking habits haven’t changed

• Teenage pregnancy is a rising problem

• Thailand is spending more to eradicate human trafficking

 

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Phuket

6 year old Burmese boy dies from bike-pickup truck crash

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SOURCE: khaosod.co.th

A 6 year old Burmese boy has died following a motorcycle accident when his parents crashed the vehicle onto a pick-up truck earlier this week. He died in the intensive care ward at Vachira Hospital yesterday morning (Thursday)

The accident occurred on September 15 near Soi Pramote, Chaofa West Road, Chalong. The boy’s father, 39 year old Thein Zaw, ended up with a head injury and his left leg was damaged. His mother, 39 year old Poehnin Phyu, suffered severe neck and head injuries and so did the boy. He was rushed to hospital in a coma but his mother was announced dead at the scene.

The father and son were rushed to Vachira Hospital in Samkong where the boy and his father received intensive treatment but the 6 year old succumbed to his injuries.

Witnesses told the police that they saw a Toyota Hilux Vigo pickup truck with Phang Nga number plates, driven by 39 year old Adit Pusuwan, heading from Phuket town towards Chalong circle. They told police they heard the loud noise of the pickup truck increasing speed before stopping at a 7-11 in front of Soi Pramote.

The driver was seen sitting in the car revving the engine with a loud noise. He headed into 7-11 before getting back in and then drove the car to the next U-turn and turned quickly. The motorcycle of the Burmese family was driving in the opposite lane and slammed into the side of the pickup truck.

After the accident, Adit waited for the police to arrive before being taken to police station for further questioning.

SOURCE: khaosod.co.th

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North East

Five killed in Sa Kaew passenger van crash

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A Thai van driver has been killed along with four Cambodian passengers after a car veered across a traffic median and crashed head-on into them. The accident occurred at 10.30am yesterday on the Aranyaprathet-bound Suwansorn road in Wattana Nakhon district of Sa Kaew, on the Cambodian border, east of Bangkok.

Police report that a Cambodian girl and the car driver were critically injured while four other Cambodian passengers travelling in the van sustained minor injuries. Witnesses told police that the car driver, 20 year old Chaiwat Saithong, was driving to university when he lost control of his car, crossing over the traffic median and crashing with the van, driven by 28 year old Thirapong Suphonok.

Thirapong was killed along with a Cambodian boy, 11, and three Cambodian women.

Chaiwat, who was rushed to a nearby hospital, will be placed under custody, questioned and chareged when he recovers.

The owner of the van, 52 year old Charas Daenthaisong, says his driver was transporting the Cambodian migrants from the Prathunam area in Bangkok to the Rong Klua Market in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district where they would cross the border at the Klong Luek checkpoint back to their homeland.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Bangkok

Two people and 1,000 chickens die in Pathum Thani collision

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Two trailer trucks have collided in Pathum Thani, to the north of Bangkok, killing two people and around 1,000 chickens.

The driver and a female passenger were heard screaming for help as their vehicle burst into flames. The chicken were being transported in the back of the truck.

Police were alerted at 3.10am about the incident on the Thanya Buri-Wang Noi road at an intersection in Moo 5 village of the Klong Luang district. Fire fighters took about an hour to contain the blaze. The charred bodies of the driver and his female passenger were found in the cabin of the truck.

The Nation reports that the trailer truck smashed into the back of another truck that had stopped at a red light.

25 year old Siripong Malimart, the driver of the 10 wheel truck waiting at the traffic lights, told police that he was also carrying chickens from Chaiyaphum to Chon Buri’s Si Racha district and had stopped at the red light when the other truck slammed into his truck.

According to The Nation, he said he turned the emergency lights on and stepped on the brake now and then so that vehicles behind him could see the brake lights. He said he did not understand why the trailer truck hit the rear of his truck apparently at full speed.

Police suspect that the trailer truck driver dozed off at the wheel.

SOURCE: The Nation

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