161 killed in New year fest in Bangkok

AFP
Published Apr 15, 2014, 7:09 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 9:51 pm IST
Fifty-nine people were killed and 747 injured in 689 accidents on Sunday

Bangkok: At least 161 people have been killed and 1,640 others injured in a number of accidents caused by drunk driving and speeding during Thailand’s Songkran festival that marks the arrival of spring. Fifty-nine people were killed and 747 injured in 689 accidents on Sunday, the third day of the “seven dangerous days” (April 11-17) of the festival.

The disaster prevention and mitigation department said Sunday’s figures brought the number of people killed and injured in the first three days to 161 and 1,640.   

 

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