• Tourist deaths sparks ministry concern

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    BANGKOK (Bangkok Post): The Tourism and Sports Ministry is working to address the issue of tourist safety after a 54 percent jump in the number of foreign tourists who lost their lives in Thailand last year. A report by the Bureau of Prevention and Assistance in Tourist Fraud revealed that 83 foreign tourists died in Thailand last year, up 54 percent from the previous year. Another 166 were injured, down 160 percent from the previous year. Of the 83 deaths, 34 were from road accidents, nine from swimming and boating accidents, six from congenital disease, four from suicides and 30 from other causes.

    TNS

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