The sadness of Songkran
Heartbreak Sadness Songkran
Heartbreak Sadness Songkran Road Toll, the Thai new year celebration is forever tarnished by hundreds of road deaths throughout the country which has the 2nd worst road toll in the world. Only war torn Libya is worse than Thailand.
The accumulated death toll from the first five of the so-called seven dangerous days of Songkran has risen to 323, with 3,140 people hospitalized in over 3,000 road accidents across the country, the Road Safety Centre announced on Monday. On Sunday alone, sixty-nine people were killed and 589 hospitalized in 552 road accidents nationwide.
Credit to Bangkok Post.
Songkran is supposed to be fun.
Road toll after 5 days
Worse than last year despite government calls to take care on the roads.
The carnage continues
Commonly known in Thailand as the seven deadly days.
Two people burned to death.
What a terrible way to die.
Not much left of the vehicle
This really shows the Heartbreak Sadness Songkran brings to thousands of families.
No chance on a bike.
I believe about 75% of deaths are young motorbike riders.
Tree versus truck
Tree wins every time.
Heartbreak Sadness Songkran day 6.
According to the Bangkok Post police have impounded a total of 13,964 vehicles (10,139 motorcycles and 3,825 cars) from April 11 to 16 for violating the alcohol ban. Police have taken legal action against 147,971 motorcyclists and 86,674 drivers of private vehicles and public transport.
The sad figures.
A total of 176,415 traffic offenders were arrested at 2,013 road checkpoints. Of that number, 49,866 people were not wearing crash helmets and 46,067 people were not carrying a driving licence. Credit BKK Post.
Were they playing chicken?
My guess is someone either went to sleep or was checking his phone.
Two killed 3 injured.
Most of these photos show motor vehicles however 78% of deaths come from motorbikes.
The final count
As horrific as it is sadly it will be repeated same time next year.
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