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At the same time as the Bangkok Post was reporting the latest craze to hit the rural roads of Thailand, that of throwing stones and rocks at cars, they also mentioned this:
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Road toll rises to 118 dead, 1,254 injuredHighest number of fatalities in Khon KaenThe holiday period road toll rose to 118 dead yesterday, the second day of the extended New Year holiday, with Khon Kaen registering the highest number of deaths and injuries.  A total of 1,254 were injured in 1,117 road accidents across the country from Dec 28-29.
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118 people already dead and the biggest night of the holiday has not yet got under way. It’s a death toll that almost comes close to the annual Songkran water throwing season road death toll. No surprise that budget airlines are winning in the race for holiday traffic then.

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