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Thirty Phuket accidents reported in first 4 days of Songkran

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During the first 4 days (April 11 – April 14) of the Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign, Phuket reported 30 road traffic accidents. From those, there were 30 injuries but zero fatalities.

Public holidays have slowed the reporting of Songkran incidents – the latest information only up to last Sunday night.

According to the Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, there were 6 road accidents on day 4 of the campaign, with 6 people injured.

Two of the accidents took place in the Mueang district, with 2 people injured. Another two accidents, with two people injured, happened in the northern district of Thalang. There were also two accidents reported in the Kathu district.

Out of the 30 injured people reported over the first 4 days of the campaign, 20 were Thai and 10 were of other nationalities, including 6 migrant workers. Most of the injured were between the ages of 20 and 29, according to a Phuket Express report.

As is usually the case, the vast majority of the accidents (28) involved motorbikes, while 2 accidents involved cars. In the case of the motorbike accidents, 18 of those injured were not wearing helmets. 10 accidents involved drink driving.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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