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50,000 Tourists Flee Thai Islands, Others Left Stranded Ahead Of Tropical Storm Pabuk

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50,000 Tourists Flee Thai Islands, Others Left Stranded Ahead Of Tropical Storm Pabuk

Up to 50,000 thousands tourists have fled some Thailand’s most popular islands as the country’s southern provinces prepare to be pounded by Tropical Storm Pabuk.   Earlier today, government officials announced that all ferry services to the islands from the mainland were suspended. AFP reported that up to 50,000 tourists had left Koh Samui, Koh…

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463 Die In New Year Crashes

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463 Die In New Year Crashes

A total of 463 people died and 3,892 others were wounded in 3,791 road accidents over the New Year holiday’s so-called seven dangerous days (December 27-January 2), the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre announced.   This year’s figures saw a decease in crashes and injuries and an increase in deaths while drink…

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Thailand Is “World Champion In Motorcycle Deaths” – Bad Brakes To Blame

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Thailand Is “World Champion In Motorcycle Deaths” – Bad Brakes To Blame

Thai media has laid the blame for much of Thailand’s appalling motorcycle rider death toll at the door of bad brakes.     If all bikes had ABS systems thousands less could die every year, they reported.   Sanook said in their headline that the seven deadly days of New Year had shown that Thailand…

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Fewer Accidents But Death Toll Up This Year

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Fewer Accidents But Death Toll Up This Year

Though the number of road accidents is lower this year compared to last year, drunk driving and speeding remain the key contributing factors in crashes and account for most of the arrests. Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said on Wednesday.   Anupong made this remark before the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre (Thai…

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Drink Driving Cases Smash The 5,000 Barrier In Five New Year Days – Isaan Is The Worst

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INN reported that 5,000 people had been arrested nationwide for drink driving in the first of the five so called seven deadly days of New Year.   This applied to the period of December 27th to December 31st.   Worst provinces were Mahasarakam with 187, followed by Surin with 186 and Sakon Nakhon with 175….

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Drunk Driving And Speeding Top Road Toll Of 2,761 Accidents In First Five “Dangerous” Days

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Drunk Driving And Speeding Top Road Toll Of 2,761 Accidents In First Five “Dangerous” Days

The 2,761 road accidents nationwide over the first five days of the New Year holidays have claimed 314 lives and maimed 2,848 others, Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Dr Prapon Tangsrikertikul said on Tuesday.   He said the most cited causes for Monday road carnage were drunk driving (44.82 per cent) and speeding (29.88…

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Death Toll Rises To 236 In First Four “Dangerous” Days

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Death Toll Rises To 236 In First Four “Dangerous” Days

A total of 236 people were killed and 2,265 others injured in 2,194 road accidents over the first four days of the New Year holiday period’s “seven dangerous days”, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre (Thai RSC) reported on Monday.     Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima had the highest cumulative fatalities…

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Road Deaths Higher In First Three Of “Seven Dangerous Days”

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Road Deaths Higher In First Three Of “Seven Dangerous Days”

Road Accidents claimed 182 lives during the first three of the so-called “seven dangerous days” associated with New Year celebrations.     Khon Kaen was the deadliest province in terms of road fatalities, recording 11 deaths. Chiang Mai had the highest number of injured victims – 60. Over the three-day period, 1,633 road accidents occurred…

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Pre-New Year’s Eve At Elephant Sports Bar And Restaurant

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Pre-New Year’s Eve At Elephant Sports Bar And Restaurant

    To thanks customers for their patronage during the year, Phen is putting on a free buffet on Sunday 30 December 2018 at Elephant Sports Bar and Restaurant.   Commencing around 6.30pm, the buffet menu will be as follows:   BBQ chicken Pizza Fried Rice Salad So come along and enjoy the night and…

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Road Death Toll Rises To 98 On First Two Days Of New Year Holiday Clampdown

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Road Death Toll Rises To 98 On First Two Days Of New Year Holiday Clampdown

The death toll from road accidents in the first two days of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of the New Year holidays has risen to 98, while 1,024 others were injured nationwide, the transport minister said on Saturday.   Transport Minister Akom Termpithayaphaisit told a press conference that on Friday, the second day of seven-day road…

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