Songkran toll: 204 killed, 2,142 injured

Forty-three people were killed and 502 injured in 488 accidents on April 14, the fourth of the "seven dangerous days" (April 11-17) of the Songkran festival, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Tuesday.

The greatest number of the accidents on Monday were caused by drunk driving (43.03%), followed by speeding (22.34%). The majority (78.23%) of the accidents involved motorcycles.

Monday's figures brought the number of people killed and injured in the first four days, April 11-14, to 204 and 2,142 respectively in 2,027 accidents.

The four-day figures showed Nakhon Ratchasima had the largest number of fatalities (11).

Nakhon Si Thammarat saw the highest accumulated number of accidents (75) and injuries (82).

The accident-free province as of Monday was Chaiyaphum.

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