West Thailand: Search for missing three year old twins in Prachuap Khiri Khan ends tragically

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The disappearance of three year old twins from their home in Sam Roi Yot district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, ended tragically when their bodies were found in a nearby pond.

The incident sparked a frantic search and rescue operation involving local authorities, volunteers, and over 200 villagers. Despite their efforts, the siblings, a boy and a girl, were found drowned seven hours into the search.

The twins, known as Tik and Tuk, were last seen playing outside their home around 5pm. When their 73 year old grandmother, Anong (surname withheld) could not locate them, she alerted their parents and local authorities. The worry-stricken parents were inconsolable, with the father suffering a seizure that required immediate first aid.

The search operation extended into the night, covering nearby plantations and surrounding areas. Approximately 700 metres from the twins’ home, a rescue team discovered a suspicious orange bag in a pond. It turned out to be the body of Tik, the little girl. Despite finding no signs of physical harm or foul play, the search for her twin brother Tuk continued.

About half an hour later, volunteers found Tuk’s lifeless body in the same pond, about 3 metres deep and 2 metres from the shore. The siblings’ bodies were taken to Sam Roi Yot Hospital for a thorough post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death, reported KhaoSod.

Anong, their grandmother, recalled that the twins usually played at their aunt’s house after school, but on this day they had stayed at her home. She explained that the twins had ventured near the pond before, but it had been several months since their last visit. Anong expressed her deep sorrow and love for her grandchildren, praying for divine protection for the little ones.

In related news, the Nonthaburi Provincial Court sentenced a biological mother and her partner to death following the assaults that led to the death and severe injuries of a two year old boy and a three year old girl. Read more about this story HERE.

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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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