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Offline Johnnie F.

Family of 5 drowns in Korat boat sinking
« on: April 16, 2016, 09:30:04 AM »


A man looks at the wrapped bodies of two of five family members who drowned when their fishing boat sank in a waterway in Nakhon Ratchasima's Prathai district on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- Five family members drowned after their fishing boat sank in a waterway in Prathai district on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened at Lam Nam Sataek waterway at Nong Saeng Village Moo 3, said Pol Lt Sunan Mopor, a duty officer at Prathai police station, who was reported around 1pm.

A relative told police that the fishing boat carrying a man, his wife, his two daughters and another girl sank in the waterway when the man was throwing a fishing net to catch fish. All were thrown out from the boat into the waterway, about 2.5 metres deep.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Family of 5 drowns in Korat boat sinking
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 01:12:19 PM »
Sad to read the post Family of 5 drowns in Korat boat sinking.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death amongst Thai children.

7 children die from drowning in thailand every day. Toddlers, those aged 1-4, make up nearly one half of all child drownings in Asia.  Toddlers are more likely to wander off while their mothers are busy with household chores. Mothers may not be used to their children being able to walk, or think others are watching them.  Another key risk factor is that toddlers can drown in a bucket or any other small amount of unattended water.  swimsafe.org/drowning/drowning-data/

In fact The death figures doubled the deaths of youths from road mishaps. Also the Disease Control Department recently released another worrisome data showing that each drowning incident often took more than one life as children, who saw their playmate going under water often jumped into the water to help their friend who did not know how to swim..

According to the Department, about 23 percent of Thai children aged below 15 know how to swim. Only four percent, however, know how to survive water accidents,

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