Connect with us

Phuket

Woman “drowns’ in tin mine

Published

 on 

Woman “drowns’ in tin mine | Thaiger

KOH KAEW: Police on Tuesday morning recovered the body of Som Taem-ngam, 45, which was floating on an old car tire in a tin mine lagoon to the north of Dulwich International College.

It is believed that she drowned while washing her clothes by the banks of the lake while drunk.

Pol Maj Wacharin Jiratthitikarlwiwat of Phuket City Police Station said that K. Som lived with her husband, Sommit Sompinit, 36, in a rundown wooden shack about 500 meters from the lagoon.

He added that that neighbors had often heard the couple arguing while drunk.

Maj Wacharin said K. Sommit told police that both he and K. Som were drunk on Monday night, and that she went to wash clothes in the lagoon, but fell into the water and drowned.

“He went looking for K. Som and found her body about 8 pm, and placed it on a car tire and left it floating in the lagoon,” Maj Wacharin said.

“He then went to his relatives’ home nearby but he did not report her death to the police because he was scared,” he added.

A neighbor reported the body to police the following morning.

Maj Wacharin said that police believe that K. Som drowned, as an inspection by doctors had revealed no wounds on the body.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime15 hours ago

Court issues arrest warrant for Sia B’s father, the ‘real owner’ of Mountain B

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Tourism minister joins Full Moon Party on Koh PhaNgan

World16 hours ago

Monkeypox variants renamed to avoid offending people

Sponsored1 day ago

British International School Phuket: Reflecting on 25 years of world-class education

Tourism16 hours ago

Thailand ranks as fourth most popular destination among Chinese travellers

Crime16 hours ago

Thailand sentences musician to 6 years for royal defamation

Central Thailand17 hours ago

Thai doctor slaps a 3 year old for swearing & refuses to treat him

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand records fifth case of monkeypox in Thai woman

Guides17 hours ago

Why you should visit a wellness retreat in Thailand

Thailand18 hours ago

Govt take a trip to the shroom to help Thailand’s depressed

Chiang Mai18 hours ago

E. coli contamination found at popular waterfall in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand

Travel18 hours ago

Impressive beachfront hotels to book in Phuket

Crime19 hours ago

Thai temple man charged with murder of alleged would-be robber

Travel19 hours ago

5 incredible beaches in Phuket to visit in 2022

Travel19 hours ago

Board game cafes in Bangkok to unleash your competitive streak

Cannabis19 hours ago

Cannabis is illegal on Khao San Road, officials call for crackdown

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending