Toddler’s tumble into uncovered drainage hole shocks residents

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A three year old boy, affectionately known as Big, fell into an uncovered drainage hole while playing in front of his house in Samut Sakhon. The incident, captured by a CCTV camera, occurred yesterday in Moo 3, in the Bang Ya Phraek Subdistrict of Mueang District.

Big was enjoying his time outside, running and playing with his bicycle, when he accidentally fell into a rectangular drainage hole about 1 metre deep. The area is currently under road elevation and repair, leaving the drainage hole uncovered.

His older brother, who was also playing nearby, saw him fall and quickly rushed to help. Nearby construction workers, alerted by the child’s cries, also came to the rescue and managed to pull Big out. The young boy was soaked and covered in dirty water, with minor scrapes on his body.

Concerned for her son’s well-being, especially since he had a history of seizures as a toddler, his mother took him to Samut Sakhon Hospital for a thorough check-up. Fortunately, the doctors confirmed that Big was physically fine, though understandably shaken and frightened by the ordeal.

Following the incident, officials promptly covered the drainage hole with a metal sheet to prevent any further accidents. Big’s mother is now demanding accountability from the responsible authorities, questioning how such a hazardous situation was allowed to exist in a residential area, reported KhaoSod.

The boy’s mother expressed her frustration and concern for the safety of other children in the neighbourhood.

“It’s unacceptable that any child could fall into an uncovered drainage hole. We need answers and assurance that this won’t happen again.”

In related news, residents and business owners lining Sukhumvit Road in Bang Phra Subdistrict of Sri Racha are in uproar, demanding immediate action to resolve a debacle at the Bang Phra-Klong Sukreeb junction.

The construction of a drainage system on Highway No. 3 has hit a standstill, plunging the area into chaos and risking the safety of locals, especially schoolchildren.

Thailand News

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