The carnage continues on the Thai roads: 75 deaths on Monday including Swiss tourist in Phuket

Picture: Daily News

Daily News reported that 75 “sops” (the Thai word for corpses) were dead at the scene of road accidents on Monday.

As part of their advice to motorists in an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of road safety, they called for less speed to save lives.

Their highlighted accident was a collision between an SUV driven by Somchai, 44, that appeared to be a taxi and a Yamaha N-Max motorcycle driven by a 57-year-old Swiss tourist.

Mr Francioli died in hospital.

The media’s infographic listed 38 dead Monday.


Graphic: Daily News

Their figures didn’t add up as they said 527 had died at the scene this month so far yet ASEAN NOW counted the number as 554.

In 2019 14,907 died at the scene, in 2020 14,825.

So far this year the number is 12,364 which compares to 13,843 in the same period last year.

The actual death toll from fatalities at the scene and later in the hospital is thought to be at least 20,000 and maybe as high as 25,000.

A million people a year are thought to be injured in road accidents in Thailand.















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