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Two women drown after trying to save swimmers – Ubon Ratchathani

Tanutam Thawan

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Two women, one of them seven-month pregnant, drowned in the Chi river in Ubon Ratchathani yesterday morning (Friday) as they tried to help a 13 year old and older man as they got into difficulties. Upon Ratchathani is in the country’s far east near the Cambodian border.
The tragedy occurred when 35 year old Sudjai Pansiri, who was seven months pregnant, jumped into the Chi river in Ban Kud Kasien to rescue her 13 year old son who appeared to be struggling in the river.
Then a man, identified as Chaiyan Jinarak, saw the incident and jumped into the river to offer another helping hand. The boy was rescued but his pregnant mother drowned whilst trying to save him.
Witnesses said Chaiyan then became exhausted and appeared to be drowning in the middle of the river, prompting his wife to jump into the water to help. Unfortunately she drowned from the strong current while Chaiyan managed to swim to safety.
Villagers organised a search in the river, located and recovered the two bodies.

 

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