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Rumors on 100 Songkran revelers hospitalized in Silom area dismissed as hoax

Rumors which had been circulated in social media that over 100 Songkran revelers had been hospitalized due to illnesses caused by unhygienic water were merely found by the authorities as a hoax.

Deputy Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Suwannachai Watthanayingcharoenchai said the ministry had promptly made inquiries into the hearsay that more than 100 Songkran revelers in Silom area had fallen ill and been rushed to Lerdsin Hospital, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, BNH hospital and Charoenkrungpracharak hospital. The authorities finally found out that such rumors were entirely groundless as no patients with symptoms allegedly related to unhygienic water have been reported at any of those hospitals, he said.

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