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58 killed on first day of New Year week in Thailand
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bangkok :  Road accidents killed 58 people and left injured 517 across Thailand on the first day of the New Year week, a transport official said Wednesday.

A total of 508 accidents were reported nationwide on the first of the so-called "seven dangerous days", 82.41 percent of which involved motorcycles and 58.86 percent happened on highways, Deputy Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith said.

Official data showed that drunk driving turned out to be the biggest cause of accidents, followed by speeding, Xinhua reported.

The northern province of Chiang Mai recorded the largest number of accidents, followed by Surat Thani province.

Six fatalities were reported in northeastern Buriram, the highest death toll in all provinces.


58 killed on first day of New Year week in Thailand


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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