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Oh Buddha!: Thais using Holy Water on the roads to stop the carnage

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Thais have started using holy water on the roads to stop so many people dying. 

Oh Buddha!: Thais using Holy Water on the roads to stop the carnage | News by Samui Times

Locals in Ang Thong in central Thailand are convinced that mysterious spirits are at work as people keep dying in pairs at the Phai Thong intersection on Route 306.

So they got the monks at the local temple to bless some water and sprayed it on the road. 

A highway engineer said there were other more earthly reasons for the frequent accidents and said that the installation of an “optical speed bar” would be the answer. 

Thai News Agency MCOT reported that figures from the Thai RSC site indicated that 11,228 had died on the Thai roads from January to Sept 5th. 

A total of 630,894 had been injured so far this year. 

Top five in the provincial charts for road death were Bangkok (637), Korat (399), Chonburi (389), Chiang Mai (352) and Udon (299). 

Thaivisa notes that these are likely to be figures from death at the scene of accidents. It is widely accepted that the annual death toll in Thailand is around 25,000 people per year.

Thai Visa / Thai News Agency MCOT

Oh Buddha!: Thais using Holy Water on the roads to stop the carnage | News by Samui Times
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