Overcrowding Concerns in Public Spaces Highlighted by CIB Police
With the issue of overcrowding becoming a point of concern in public gathering spaces, the CIB police have offered guidelines on how to navigate congested areas safely. This is particularly essential in urban areas like Bangkok, where an enormous number of revelers often congregate for various events, sometimes hindering security and safety efforts.
An Example of Overcrowding – The Case of Khao San Road
Recently, Bangkok’s Khao San Road witnessed a gathering of around 40,000 partygoers, resulting in an extremely overcrowded situation. The concern was so severe that authorities had to step in, limiting entry to the area and deploying an additional 100 officers and volunteers to maintain security.
Such instances have raised concerns among people about the likelihood of accidents and disasters similar to the tragic Halloween stampede in South Korea last year. The catastrophe left 156 partygoers dead and another 172 injured.
How to Navigate Safely in an Overcrowded Environment
Here are some guidelines provided by the CIB police for staying safe amidst overcrowded situations:
- Ensure that the area isn’t too packed – if you cannot effortlessly place your hands on your face, it implies that the area is overly congested.
- Focus on maintaining your balance and make it a priority to move towards a less crowded space.
- Be aware of the emergency exits so that you can quickly escape if necessary.
- Refrain from wearing clothing that touches the ground or footwear with loose shoelaces to avoid tripping hazards.
Adhering to these guidelines can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and ensure a safer environment in overcrowded public spaces.
Staying Alert During Extended Celebrations
As the official Songkran festivities draw to an end on Saturday, many provinces anticipate the continuation of water fights and celebrations for a few more days. While enjoying such events, it’s crucial to stay cautious and adhere to safety guidelines laid down by the CIB police to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.