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4 people drown after SUV careers into canal in Chon Buri

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4 people died after a driver allegedly hit a curb and lost control of her Toyota Fortuner SUV, running it off the road and into a Chon Buri canal.

The driver, 38 year old Sukanya from Bangkok, survived and told police she was driving 6 friends from Bangkok to Rai Lak Thong, a subdistrict in Chon Buri. She says the road was dark and she was unfamiliar with the area. She hit a curb, breaking through the road barrier and overturning the car. The SUV then slid into the a Phanat Nikhom district canal.

The water in the canal was high due to the weekend storm. The driver and 2 others were able to get out through the window, but the others – 1 man and 3 women – drowned in the submerged vehicle. By the time rescue workers arrived and pulled the bodies out of the car, they were dead.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail

 

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  1. Wayne Rocks

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I am also from Florida. Sanford and ;make city. I love how your stories are written.
    I currently live in Udon Thani with my family. I have been here since 2012. .
    Keep up the good work/

  2. Mark

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Are you sure you didn’t mean “careen” which is to tip over versus “careers” which is going at high speed down a highway?

  3. Henry Ford

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Didn’t they try to get the others out of the car? It doesn’t look that deep.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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