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31 more Thai corpses as road accidents continue unabated

Thai media Daily News reported that the death toll from road accidents continued as normal on Wednesday as 31 more drivers and motorcyclists became corpse statistics.

The unofficial number is just another day on Thai roads.

But the real number is likely to be at least double when all jurisdictions report fatalities and those who die in hospital are added to the figures.

So far the reported death toll in July is well over 800.

Statistics show a variance of as few as 15 or as many as 60 killed on any one day casting doubt on the veracity of the figures.

Thaivisa notes that most observers accept that the death toll from road accidents in Thailand is likely to be between 2000 and 2500 per month making a yearly toll somewhere between 24,000 and 30,000 people.

Daily News’ figures are just those killed at the scene. They are monitoring the carnage daily in a campaign to try and get the authorities to act.

Even so it makes grim reading – 8,262 have died at the scene of accidents since the start of the year.

Thailand is already recognized as the country with the number one per capita death toll in the world.

But action is frequently reserved for high profile occasions such as New Year and Songkran when much of the population moves between cities.

Two accidents were chosen to highlight the carnage on Wednesday. In one earlier reported on Thaivisa a driver survived when his Ford Ranger became wrapped round a pole in Pathum Thani.

In another they showed footage of a collision between two vehicles on a four lane road without central divider.

Thai Visa / Daily News



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