Traffic Police have reported 37 people were killed and over 532 injured during the celebration of Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year B.E. 2562, between April 13 and 17, 2019.
The number represented a 5 per cent decrease from the death toll reported during the celebration of Pi Mai Lao in 2018. Yet the number of injured people has slightly risen by 0.7 per cent year on year.
Mr. Kongsy Souvannatoum, Director of Traffic Police Department, Ministry of Public Security, said on Thursday that Vientiane Province ranked first as recording the highest number of road accidents, followed by Vientiane Capital, Savannakhet, Saravane and Huaphan.
Most road traffic accidents resulted from speedy driving, drink driving and violation of road traffic rules.
Road accidents claimed 5 lives and injured 43 people during the celebration of Pi Mai Lao B.E. 2562 in Vientiane Capital.