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    Forty one men in a van! But Thais miss out on Guinness record!

    Forty one men in a van! But Thais miss out on Guinness record!



    Foreign news media has been having a go at Thailand for its appalling road death statistics after no less than 41 men were found crammed in a van on Sunday.

    Britain’s Guardian newspaper raised the issue of what they said was the country with the second worst accident statistics on earth.

    The video that forms the basis of the story was taken on Sunday and shows police emptying a Toyoto Commuter van of its human contents one by one counting as they go, reported Manager Online.

    The officers can barely keep a straight face as the last of the occupants emerges and a flashlight makes sure there are no more hiding under the floor carpets.

    Posted by Siraphop Srakaew it is not known where the video was taken and why but Thais online surmised that the occupants of the van were probably foreign workers.

    The Guardian said that the Commuter is designed to carry 16 people.

    But this was not a record – the most in a passenger vehicle that got in the Guinness Book of World Records was done in Krasnoyarsk, Russia when a similar number were crammed into a Rav4, the paper said.

    The paper said that Thailand was second only behind Libya in the accident statistics while they said that the University of Michigan calculated that there were 44 deaths per 100,000 of the population per year.

    This would put the annual death toll well over 25,000.

    Mention was made of frequent accidents on public transport in the kingdom with Sunday’s boat tragedy on the Chao Praya being highlighted.

    The government had stated in 2013 that they intended to reduce traffic accidents but drink driving and negligence has meant that any dent in Thailand’s poor record in this regard was negligible, the report state

    Forty one men in a van! But Thais miss out on Guinness record! - Samui Times

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    This is the second repeat thread today. First the monitors in the park and now the van.

    People pay attention otherwise I will have to call Sheriff Cujo.
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    Libya of course has added bomus of RPGs launched fromthe back of trucks and random armed ragheads in Bung Khazi, Merde in my Trews and Tripolice

    I think Thailnd could become hub if they were to organise an event , I know this sounds crazy

    Old overfilled trucks drive around on wet slippery rds ,with 50 unwanted drunken rellies in the open tail gate
    Poorly maintained rd , truck and a drunk driver
    Add M150 Buckets of lao Khao
    Throw LT size buckets of dirty water to cause drunk yabba fuelled motorcyclists with six on board to skid
    These fall across a wide highway so that the large 4x4 can skid over more at the same time
    Simultaneoulsy noisy wet nipple contests nationwide

    Of course it would need lemming levels of organisation an almost miltary precision to allow such car nage in a land of shoddy clinics with ltd bllod banks
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    This is the second repeat thread today. First the monitors in the park and now the van.

    People pay attention otherwise I will have to call Sheriff Cujo.
    Don't tell Sheriff cujo , In my defence has the other ones got pics and video ,

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    Watching those men debarking sure shows how shit it must be to be poor.

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