EXOTIQ The Phuket News Centara Grand Phuket The Phuket News Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Sad end to a Mother's Day reunion in Phuket

PHUKET: A Mother’s Day reunion appears to have gone sadly wrong yesterday, with a 73-year-old woman ending up drowned in a klong near her home.


Darawan Naknakhon

Wednesday 13 August 2014, 03:56PM


Rescue personnel prepare Ms Somnow's body for removal to the hospital.
Rescue personnel prepare Ms Somnow's body for removal to the hospital.

At 7am today (August 13) Phuket Town police were called after a body was retrieved from a klong next to Saphan Rom 2 Community on Srisuthat Rd, on Koh Sirey.

When police and rescue workers arrived they found a crowd gathered around the victim, who was lying face up on a bridge over the klong, covered in mud. Checking the body, they found no evidence of foul play.

Yuthtana Lowlopburi, 27, who introduced himself as the nephew of Somnow Koonchu, the dead woman, told police that he and Ms Somnow's children had visited her the previous day to pay their respects on Mother's Day.

They had a party, he went on, during which alcohol was enjoyed.

“ She [Ms Somnow] was drunk. I had to carry her into her house last night,” Mr Yuthtana said.

Neighbours spotted the body in the klong at about 6am and pulled Ms Somnow out of the water, placing her remains on a nearby bridge, then called the police.

Mr Yuthtana said he thought his aunt must have got up to go to the bathroom during the night, then lost her balance and fell into the klong, which was right next to her home.

An autopsy will be carried out to establish cause of death but police have labelled Ms Somnow's death as an accident.

The Phuket News
Location

 

Put The Phuket News on your website

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

This is probably the biggest mistake of Thai Government. Most of Phuket Beaches have no shade and umbrellas is necessary. Skin cancer protection and s...(Read More)


Phuket authorities ‘doing nothing about jet-ski rips offs’ – Hon Con

You are 100% correct. They are dangerous a powerful machine in the hands of untrained customers. The operators show off racing them back onto the beac...(Read More)


Drunk farang assaults flight attendant on Bangkok Airways, staff claims

So let's see, assault and attempted rape, airlines solution, blacklist him so he cannot fly with them. But he is free to attack and rape elsewhere...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

Hi i am from South Africa ,we have been comming to Phuket for the last 10 years first time for honeymoon and fell in love with the people on the beach...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

Dear Jennifer ("we booked at Bali") and Tsyon ("now going to Bali"), I have big news for you. Bali does not, and never has, allowe...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

Lounge chairs are about the same size as a mat and would be more comfortable for elderly tourists. If they are temporary it is not any different than...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

We also cancelled our holidays. They want us to spend our money in luxury hotels & massage, how can we lie down like animals??? We booked at Bali ...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

We have been in kamala since year 1998 but its time to move on thank you friendly thailand but now we are gone ...(Read More)


Bring your own umbrella is okay – officials

I have been coming to Phuket for the last 14 years, every December together with another 6 couples.We had a meeting the other day regarding the chairs...(Read More)


October tourist visits in Thailand up 6.1pc

Europeans, australian and USA tourist need sunbed and umbrella...(Read More)

The Phuket News


Destination
Check-in
Check-out
Rooms :
Child
Adult(s)
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Q A
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Phuket Ticketmaster
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
SITEMAP
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2014 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.