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Tragedy strikes as three Kabinburi children drown on day off from school

 

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Image: Banmuang

 

Three children who were all relatives died after drowning in a village pond as they enjoyed a day off school.

The Ban Khao Poon school was out for the day so five children went to the deep water nearby for a swim.

But three girls got into difficulty and despite the efforts of a male relative could not be saved.

Medics retrieved them all from the pond as two mothers rushed to scene to see their children dead and lined up on the bank.

Dead at the scene were Suwatjanee Palee, 10, and sisters Natchathawan Kamman, 12, and Laddawan Khamman, 10. 

Suwatjanee's distraught mother said she had been called at work to say her daughter had drowned. Sawitree, the mother of the sisters told Banmuang reporters of her grief and incredulity that a normal day could turn to such terror. 

Drowning is the leading cause of death of children under 15 in Thailand, figures have shown. 

Some 2,000 - 2,500 children meet such a fate in Thailand each year many dying in village ponds.

 

Source: Banmuang

 

 

 
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almost teens and could not swim enough or dog paddle to get to shallower water?  And an adult that couldn't either.  Double or multiple drownings are unfortunately somewhat common as one person that is not equipped to help tries to help the victim.  But without details, can't really tell what happened

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What efforts did the male relative do? Obviously not much....but image is everything so let's cast him as a hero?

 

it doesn't say how soon or how late the other 2 went to go get help? Probably played a part in their death...

 

is is this a tragedy or more of an example of irresponsible supervision? These writes ups always make it sound like a case of lightning - far from it

 

simple case of cause and effect...

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5 hours ago, CGW said:

Amazing how many Thai people cannot swim! parents cannot teach their children as they themselves usually have a morbid fear of water!

I have offered the use of my pool to a few locals to teach their children to swim, not one has taken up on the offer!

I've worked with a few Thais, young and older, who swam like somebody already drowning. They learned fast. You can vastly improve swim skills in an afternoon. They just need a few lessons at school given by a qualified instructor. After-school classes that included their adult caretakers would add to their safety when swimming.

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Very very sad story condolences to the young kids and family's.  

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7 hours ago, Mac98 said:

I've worked with a few Thais, young and older, who swam like somebody already drowning. They learned fast. You can vastly improve swim skills in an afternoon. They just need a few lessons at school given by a qualified instructor. After-school classes that included their adult caretakers would add to their safety when swimming.

yeah.  and the first thing is to not panic when head is underwater.  Learn to not breath, learn to pinch the nose muscles to keep water out or at least blow a little aire out of the nose.   I remember the first time I passed the swim test at our pool in order to go in the deepend.  You had to swim the length of the pool.  I swam it underwater.  The lifeguard smiled and said try again on top of the water.  I just always liked floating around in water, diving under it etc. 

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Terrible tragedy, and avoidable.  I made sure to teach my boys how to swim.  A childhood friend taught her daughter to "swim" as an infant. When I was a young Boy Scout, I did the one mile swim at summer camp.  Staggered up on shore like a drunk and collapsed at the finish.  I was too skinny to float well.  The Red Cross lifesaving course was tough as well.  Retrieving a barbell weight off the bottom of the deep end wasn't easy.  Swimming is a survival skill unless you live in a desert.

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Thailand taking care of its children !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thai Parents taking care of there children !!!!!!!!!!!!

Teaching children to swim is part of parenting and should be part of

there schooling .

 

Very sad 

RIP little ones.

 

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Yet again, another case of wasted life due to poor education, awareness and guidance by those individuals who's responsibiliy is to ensure, and set, an example of discipline, especially to youngsters by way of action. We know who those indivuals are! Those idiots that ride with babies etc on motorbikes with no protection, and so on...

 

Instead of the usual, look at work we fake, to the rest of the world, I constantly view on Thai T.V each and every evening, the resources wasted on such elaborate ceremonies, should be channeled into health and safety awareness, education and training.

 

Don't  get me wrong, I'm not being insulting, I'm just pointing out the fact that life is far more import than the constant LOOK AT US, instead of the real truth, LOOK AT WHAT WE DONT DO! 

 

I've both a son and daughter, which sadly I see rarely due to the normal Thai mother mentality, and fear for their welfare each and everyday. Abuse. Riding on motorbikes, without protection, etc...

 

The schools in general are no better. The school premises are usually a dump, litter everywhere. Dogs. Broken furniture. Poor maintainance. Unruly students, and is normally used as a race track with most, not all, Thai teachers, not bothering to set an example what so ever,  so what chances do young, uneducated youngsters have? Their peers seem to be careless and uncaring, so why should they, the students, be too? 

 

The blind leading the blind!

 

As usual, the sad lose of the three young children will soon be brushed under the carpet and looked upon as just another death in the land of paradis

 

I feel sad and upset after reading yet another report of yet another pointless and preventable death.

 

All three where too young to die!

 

RIP.

 

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