A harrowing motor mishap transpired in the thriving province of Surat Thani amidst a torrential deluge, sadly claiming the lives of four individuals. The event transpired on the vital thoroughfare of Route 401, acting as a major link between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. This unfortunate matter led to an imminent response from the law enforcement agents of the area, most prominently spearheaded by Thawatchai Jaihao, the respected chief of the local constabulary, and a fellow officer, Jatupol Duangchuay. These diligent officers, upon receiving word of this ill-fated occurrence, made haste towards the scene of the accident.
Upon their arrival, they discovered a white Isuzu truck, bearing a license plate hailing from Chiang Mai, tragically flipped upside down in a water-filled road-side ditch. To extricate the vehicle from the waterlogged pit, a well-coordinated heavyweight crane was procured for the task. A thorough inspection of the interior of the vehicle unveiled the unfortunate victims of the accident, four individuals who had tragically succumbed to drowning, as per reports from KhaoSod.
Rescuers from the renowned Kanchnadit rescue team displayed swift action as they extracted the victims and proceeded to perform CPR in an effort to resuscitate them. Regrettably, despite their heroic attempts, all victims were declared deceased at the scene. The individuals were discovered to be inhabitants of the same dwelling. The first individual identified was a middle-aged man, Paisit Phukhaotong, and the other victims were identified as a teenager Thanyarat Kaewbuatong, young adult Sirirat Butkurd, and Prakit Chuayma.
Through preliminary investigations, it is surmised that the severe weather conditions played a significant role in the tragic ordeal. It is suggested that the deluge might have resulted in the motorist losing control of the vehicle which consequently led to the heartbreaking mishap. The families of the victims have been duly informed and further inquiries pertaining to the incident are currently ongoing.
This tragedy comes just a few weeks after another unfortunate incident where a young male, identified solely as Ratchanon, tragically lost his life in a similar incident. The 26-year-old’s vehicle had veered into a ditch post-collision with a utility pole situated on Asia Highway, Route 32, in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province at around 3 am.
The calamitous event, which unfolded in the wee hours of the morning, not only resulted in a tragic fatality but also caused injuries to two additional individuals. The noteworthy event occurred when Ratchanon, after ensuring his intoxicated friend’s safe journey home, encountered the fatal accident. For more information and updates on these events, click HERE. Also, stay tuned to The Thaiger’s latest updates on our dedicated Facebook page, located HERE.