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    Songran poll

    Before someone even puts up a poll to determine the deaths during this crazy holiday, what are the rules? Morbid, I know but it is a reality.

    Usually, the traditional holdiday starts about the 12th and ends the 16th. But this does not include the wackos at Pattaya which typically start about a week later throwing water.

    So what are the dates going to be? Let's get this poll going!

    What does the winner get?

    DD's address!! Worth 20K baht...

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    Why don't we just use 'the official figure'?

    I reckon that will be 12th to 16th this year, as it never seems to be for just two or three days.

    I reckon 544.

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    Forget about DD's address! I just want to have a ringside seat when DD, Harry, Capt. S.; plus DJ Pat and who ever he's pissed off at, all meet up for a shootout!

    Sorry for going off topic so soon HB!

    Anyway my guess is 456.
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    487 that's the number.
    Forget about DD's address! I just want to have a ringside seat when DD, Harry, Capt. S.; plus DJ Pat and who ever he's pissed off at, all meet up for a shootout!
    That's the prize I'd choose too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otherstuff1957
    Forget about DD's address! I just want to have a ringside seat when DD, Harry, Capt. S.; plus DJ Pat and who ever he's pissed off at, all meet up for a shootout!

    Sorry for going off topic so soon HB!

    Anyway my guess is 456.
    death toll for songkran 321

    getting back off topic it will be more like the ok corral flic - you forgot Doctor Wanker Pingpong , britmaveric, dvdnic of some such shit and mighty George of da-jungle

    anyway here's a preview pic of the happening



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    why not?

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    Okay 12-16th

    572 for me!
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    397 for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    getting back off topic it will be more like the ok corral flic - you forgot Doctor Wanker Pingpong , britmaveric, dvdnic of some such shit and mighty George of da-jungle
    I don't think a bunch of geriatric old paedophiles are going to be in with much of a chance, do you?

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    527 at least

    slightly off topic, I remember they have similar death figures during the Brasilian carnival

    In Rio a politician was asked what the murder toll had been for the week

    he answered 47, which was a lot!

    asked how much a normal week would be, he said 42
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    This year has been a good year for Thais financially, they have all earned good money and bought new shiny vehicles to drive round in, so I reckon 550 of the fools will die over songkrawn

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    480 I would say.

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    So, we're off to a good start then:

    30 killed on first day of long holiday Songkran has 10 dangerous days

    Thirty people were killed and 314 others injured in road accidents on the first day of the government's road-safety campaign during the Songkran holiday period. According to the disaster prevention and mitigation department, a total of 286 accidents were reported on Friday, the first of the ''10 dangerous days''. The accidents claimed 30 lives, although the official Songkran holiday has yet to start.

    The government's target for fatalities on the first day was 31. However, last year saw 28 deaths on the first day. Injuries are well below the ceiling set at 376, while last year there were 335 injuries recorded on the first day.

    Drunk-driving, speeding and unsafe motorcycling are the top three causes of accidents, according to the department.

    Provincial transport authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima, which is the gateway to the Northeast, have stepped up road safety measures by setting up checkpoints to breathalyse every driver who passes through during the Songkran holiday. Legal action will be immediately taken against those who have drunk beyond the legal limit.

    Meanwhile, holidaymakers have reportedly already started arriving in the northeastern province, apparently to avoid long queues and frustrating crowds at bus terminals.

    In previous years, large crowds of revellers squeezed themselves into bus terminals and train depots on the eve of the holiday, with some being left stranded.


    source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/09Apr2006_news13.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    getting back off topic it will be more like the ok corral flic - you forgot Doctor Wanker Pingpong , britmaveric, dvdnic of some such shit and mighty George of da-jungle
    I don't think a bunch of geriatric old paedophiles are going to be in with much of a chance, do you?
    nah MtD, not much of a chance at all - i can see DD all patched up with a few non lethal holes, a limp perhaps, and all this will jes make him nastier than ever

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    Today is the second day of Songkran holiday, 68 people died and 810 people got injured.

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    hmmm, we really do need more Thais to die for me to win, right I shall be in my front garden selling beers to thai drivers as soon as it starts

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    hmmm, we really do need more Thais to die for me to win, right I shall be in my front garden selling beers to thai drivers as soon as it starts








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    Foundation describes toll of 110 deaths as'unbelievable'

    Road accidents have claimed 110 lives and injured 1,260 across the country during the first three days of the 10-day Songkran holiday, the Road Safety Centre reported yesterday.



    An anti-drunk-driving group called the number of casualties "unbelievable" and predicted the toll would rise, as the road-safety campaign has been overshadowed by the recent political turmoil.

    The number of accidents in the first three days was 1,130, 4.4-per-cent down on last year's 1,182, said Deputy Interior Minister Sermsak Pongpanit, in his capacity as the centre's deputy director.

    Topping the list of fatalities by province is Songkhla, with eight. In second place is Chiang Mai, with five, followed by Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom and Phichit, each of which have four, Sermsak said.

    On Sunday alone, the third day of the holiday, there were 399 road accidents, in which 42 people were killed and 450 injured.

    Sermsak said the accidents resulted mainly from drunk driving and speeding at 34.84 and 20.55 per cent, respectively. About 82 per cent of the accidents involved motorcycles, he said.

    In the first three days, police officers stopped 679,735 vehicles at checkpoints around the country and 27,270 motorists received charges.

    Most of these involved riding a motorcycle without a helmet, failing to present a driving licence and reckless motorbike riding.

    Surasit Silpangam, manager of the Don't Drive Drunk Foundation, said that he was astonished by the "unbelievable" number of casualties that had occurred, when compared to the New Year holiday.

    He suggested the increase over Songkran might be because the long holiday caused people to drink heavily and many factories closed early and held parties for workers before they left for their home provinces.

    He also said the political turmoil had overshadowed the road-safety campaign, while the New Year campaign had received more attention and was spearheaded by the prime minister.

    Surasit warned the death toll would rise from Thursday as people take to the streets to play water games. He said road accidents leading to deaths and injuries would rise because people, especially youngsters, often get drunk before playing.

    The games were also becoming increasingly violent, he said, and the government should set aside zones where people could play safely.

    He said the number of accidents could be reduced if the police set up checkpoints to watch for drunk drivers and overloaded pickup trucks.

    Meanwhile, Acting Prime Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya said he was not worried about the accident toll as the figures were still under control and many preventive measures had been implemented this Songkran.

    He urged people who had been drinking not to drive, as drunk

    driving was the main cause of accidents.

    He said the authorities had prohibited the sale of alcohol at roadside stalls and gas stations.

    A woman was killed and four people were injured yesterday morning when the driver of a bus dozed off and slammed the vehicle into an electricity pole in Nakhon Ratchasima's Pak Chong district.

    The bus was travelling from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai with about 20 passengers onboard.
    Udon Thani native Siriwimol Thongyos, 26, died in hospital. Driver Sameur Pudpong, 55, claimed he had been driving for two days without sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Driver Sameur Pudpong, 55, claimed he had been driving for two days without sleep.
    Geng mak!

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    interesting pic in #5, you can see the womans reflection in the pool of blood.

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    ^^ Yeah, thanks for noticing.

    I reckon the "official" figure will be 387.

    (The true figure will be 526).

    (But how will anybody know?)

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    The Songkran road toll reached 254 deaths and 3,038 injuries on Wednesday, the sixth day of the national holiday, with the huge number of families in mourning creating a grim backdrop to the rest of the nation's new year festivities.


    Anucha Mokhawes, chief of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and secretary of the National Road Safety Centre, said from April 7 to 12 there had been 2,722 accidents, down 20 per cent on last year's 3,406. The toll of 254 dead was 69 less than the same period last year, the 3,038 injuries down 771.

    Nakhon Ratchasima topped the casualty list with 15 deaths, followed by Lop Buri and Songkhla, each with 10, and Chiang Mai and Rayong, each with nine, Anucha said.

    Chiang Rai has seen the most accidents and the highest number of injuries.

    In Lop Buri, Rayong and Uttaradit, the number of road deaths has already exceeded the hoped-for maximums set before the holidays began. They had aimed to keep their road tolls below eight, eight and five respectively, Anucha said.

    Only eight provinces have reported no deaths: Trat, Nakhon Nayok, Mukdahan, Pattani, Phrae, Ranong, Samut Songkhram and Amnat Charoen.

    On Wednesday alone, there were 694 accidents killing 60 people and injuring 764, he said. Most accidents resulted from drunk driving and speeding, with the vast majority involving motorcycles. Most occurred on secondary roads, not highways, between 4pm and 8pm.

    The nationwide police checkpoints had stopped 909,248 vehicles and charged 37,250 people, mostly for riding a motorbike without a helmet, reckless driving and failure to present a driver's licence.

    Meanwhile, for many, the long journey home continues.

    Thousands of people were shuffling through Mor Chit 2 bus terminal to buy bus tickets yesterday, said a source at Transport Co Ltd, and as many as 150,000 travellers were expected to pass through the terminal before the final bus departed last night. At Ekamai bus station and the new Southern Route bus terminal another 230,000 passengers were expected to have left the capital by midnight.

    The company has 1,600 return trips planned over the next few days, on the assumption people will gradually filter back to the capital.

    Businesses are reportedly enjoying the festivities, celebrating their own boost in fortunes.

    Bangkok's Khao San Road, for one, heaved with foreign tourists and the 3,000 to 4,000 rooms in the area were all booked.

    Business operators estimated about Bt1 billion would change hands in the next few days.

    At Songkran celebrations in nearby Sanam Luang, thousands made merit with 224 Buddhist monks in the morning and throughout the day flocked to worship the highly venerated Phra Buddha Sihing statue, put in place until tomorrow.

    The southern province of Songkhla's "Hat Yai Midnight Songkran and World Music Festival" had already generated Bt500 million for local business, said the Tourism Authority of Thailand's southern office director Suthep Keasang. He said the event would continue until Saturday night and by then would have attracted almost 70,000 tourists, mostly Malaysians and Singaporeans.

    Suthep said the festive atmosphere should continue until the end of the month, when Malaysians celebrate labour day.

    Hotel operators in the region reported 100-per-cent occupancy, with 12,000 rooms booked.

    It was a relief after the past two years, which have been quiet because of the armed conflict gripping the region, said Hat Yai-Songkhla Hotel Association president Somchat Phomthanaphoonporn.

    In related news, Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda yesterday morning opened his home in Songkhla's Singha Nakhon district to civil servants, Army officers and the public to offer him blessings for Songkran.
    He urged all Thais to unite for the greater good of the motherland.

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    By rights we have 6 more days of songkran to go yet, ie Rayong is on the 20th, shame they dont include the eastern seaboard people in the dead list

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