New Year road toll quickly climbs

31.12.2016 - 10:37

Road accidents claimed 42 lives on Thursday, the first day of the New Year holiday, with another 565 people injured in the 524 accidents, officials said. Despite the government's avowed intention to reduce the toll, this was three more deaths than the same day last year, an increase of around 8%, with 85 more accidents (up 18%), according to Sophon Mekthon, permanent secretary for public health and director of the Road Safety Directing Centre.

(Traffic, Thailand)

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