Entertained to death

Why let the Grim Reaper ruin the Songkran water-splashing fun?

As I write this column, a pickup truck travelling home to Hat Yai for Songkran has just crashed, killing two and seriously injuring another five of the same family. The pickup in question lost control and slammed into trees on the side of the road in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, just past Hua Hin. The driver was killed instantly.

The rest of the injured passengers -- six in total -- were sitting in the back of the pickup and were thrown out of the vehicle. One of those six passengers died on the way to nearby Sam Roi Yod Hospital. Two of the seriously injured are children.

Yes, but at least they were having fun.

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