Student’s fatal fall in Trang sparks investigation

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Tragedy struck a school in Trang when a 15 year old female student fell to her death from a school building. The governor suspects personal stress might have contributed to the incident, prompting an official investigation by the school.

The police received a report from Trang Hospital’s emergency room regarding a fatal fall this morning, June 12. The police, led by Kawalin Chairat, coordinated with rescue personnel from the Kusonsatan Foundation to investigate the scene.

The deceased, identified as Boom, a 15 year old student from Yan Ta Khao district in Trang, was enrolled in a special STEM program in her fourth year of high school. Boom fell from the fifth floor of a school building at around 7.40am today. Despite immediate efforts by teachers and emergency medical personnel, she succumbed to her injuries at approximately 9.28am.

Trang Governor Songkrod Sawangwong, along with Nahathai Sunthornnon, Trang provincial defence officer, and Sanit Phonphet, Trang police chief, visited the hospital to offer condolences to Boom’s family. They emphasised the importance of a thorough investigation, and forensic officers were dispatched to the school to gather detailed evidence.

Initial investigations revealed that Boom’s father, Sombat, had dropped her off at school at around 7.26am, just moments before her tragic fall. The precise cause of the fall remains under investigation by the authorities.

“A report has confirmed that a fourth-year high school student fell from a school building and passed away. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. Preliminary police findings show no signs of foul play.”

Interviews with Boom’s family indicated no immediate signs of stress or pressure related to her school life. However, personal issues might have played a role in the incident. Consequently, the governor has instructed the school to form a committee to investigate the matter further. The family has not raised any concerns regarding the cause of death at this stage, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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